Carmen Llop Kassinger
Carmen Llop Kassinger is one of the most popular violinists in Chicago. She plays with The Chicago Philharmonic, The Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Ars Viva, Chicago Sinfonietta, Lake Forest Symphony, and The Joffrey Ballet Orchestra. Carmen also works with chamber ensembles such as Fulcrum Point and the Callisto Ensemble. Before coming to Chicago, Carmen was a member of the Charleston Symphony and played with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. She received her Master’s Degree in violin performance from the University of Miami, where she studied with Glenn Basham. While in Florida, Carmen played with the New World Symphony and performed for ten seasons with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. She has performed with many touring artists, from the Three Tenors to Led Zeppelin. No stranger to the Broadway in Chicago scene, she served as concertmaster for the world premiere of Mel Brooks’ The Producers as well as Elton John’s Aida.