Karla Norton is a freelance professional violinist playing and teaching in Wellington. Karla has recently returned to New Zealand from London where she has been performing with orchestras including Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra and the Aurora Orchestra under conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, John Wilson and James Judd. Karla has played in orchestras and chamber groups, and given recitals in many Countries across the world including the UK, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Hong Kong, Canada as well as her native New Zealand where she plays regularly with Orchestra Welington, the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, Festival Opera and the Hawkes Bay Orchestra.
Karla has taught violin and music theory for many years at prestigious institutions including Columba College in Dunedin, Marlborough College in the UK and the inHarmony Programme in London as well as teaching many private pupils from first steps for young children and adult beginners, right through to successful conservatoire entrants.
In her spare time, Karla enjoys baking delicious things to eat, yoga, athletics and all things out in the fresh air!