Carissa Klopoushak is quickly emerging as one of Canada’s most versatile and creative violinists, based in Montreal. A charismatic and engaging performer, Carissa’s playing has been described as the ”complete package of sensitive musicianship and effortless technique.”
Carissa is highly sought after as a recitalist and chamber musician. She performs with such ensembles as Mooncrest, Portmantô, ARTifact, Boundary, with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and is a director of the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival in Saskatoon. Carissa recently completed her Doctorate in Violin Performance at McGill University, focusing on the little-known violin repertoire by Ukrainian composers.
Carissa is the lead singer and violinist in the Ukrainian band Тут і Там. Established in 2003, the band has recorded three albums, performed at the Toronto, Montreal, Dauphin, and Vegreville Ukrainian festivals, and is currently working on a new album to be released in 2013.