Hi, I want to introduce myself. My name is Karen Rose. I play a 300 year old violin.
I have been a violinist since age 4. I studied Music and Sociology and have a BA from Tulane University. I am from New Orleans. Growing up there, I got swept into the great music of the city at a very young age. I joined the union (American Federation of Musicians) at age 15 so I could play my first professional recording gig. Since then, I've never stopped playing violin. I played for Ronald Regan at the RNC at the Westin Hotel in New Orleans. I was his solo violinist at a private party. Arnold Schwarzenegger was at the party and wore a handsome tuxedo. He is a classical music lover and gave me a nice compliment on my playing.
Performances in concert with Linda Ronstadt, Smoky Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Liberace, Johnny Mathis, Aaron Neville, Ray Charles, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Harry Connick, Jr., Doug Kershaw, Sammy Davis, Jr., Anthony Newley, Natalie Cole, Doc Sevrenson, Connie Stevens.
European tour to Milan, Italy for the Milan Jazz Festival. And The Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
I have an extensive music library for playing Weddings. I can play all styles of music. I am willing to learn any new piece that you request. If I don't have, I purchase it online and learn the music.
I have performed hundreds of weddings, some as large as 400 guests and some very intimate.
4 Reviews for A Touch of Rose
Recommended by 100% of couples
Rebecca Paquin · Married on 12/10/2019
Karen and her daughter are the most perfect addition to a wedding. They are both exquisitely talented, and their music is beautiful. Our guests were absolutely taken aback by this beautiful duet who played for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Karen is also wonderful to work with while planning and was wonderful at taking our requests and improving upon them. She is a true expert and professional. I am grateful that Touch of Rose was able to be such a beautiful part of a perfect day. I highly recommend.Sent on 10/17/2019
A Touch of Rose's reply:Rebecca, Thank you for your kind words! Pleasing you makes us so happy.
Jackie · Married on 07/13/2019
Karen’s song selection was awesome! It was tough to choose between the variety of options! Very timely and super easy to work with! Highly recommend!Sent on 09/03/2019
A Touch of Rose's reply:Hi Jackie,
User2471046 · 2+ years ago
Karen Rose was such a pleasure to work with! She was so sweet and helpful throughout my entire planning process. She offered many samples so you knew exactly what to expect. She made the decision making for music so easy with her honest suggestions! Her daughter and her played for our ceremony and such a pleasure they were! Everyone loved them and raved about how special they made our ceremony! I would highly recommend Karen - A touch of Rose Music! She was a pleasure to work with!Sent on 05/01/2013
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