Karina MacAlpine


blondphoto2013karinacolourKarina studied violin at Trinity College of Music with Hu Kun and Eszter Boda Katona.

In 2000 Karina became a Suzuki teacher and set up a Suzuki programme in South East London where Suzuki method was in its infancy. She has been the co-director of the Dulwich Suzuki group since it began and has enjoyed being part of its growth into a flourishing group with many students from many teachers from across the area.

Since 1998 Karina has been a member of the Blond String quartet. The quartet have performed on cruise ships as well as palaces, castles and prestigious hotels. They have played to Royalty and Presidents in both the UK and abroad and they still very much enjoy working together.

As a Suzuki teacher Karina loves to be involved with workshops and courses where it’s is always inspiring to work alongside and learn form other colleges. In 2020 Karina was appointed an ESA Teacher Trainer and delights in the new dimension that training the future teachers has brought to her experience of the Suzuki Method.