Karen is a jazz violinist, composer, and arranger. Formerly a practising lawyer, Karen gave up her corporate legal career to pursue her passion for music, specialising in jazz violin at LASALLE. Karen is a frequent performer at concerts and outreach programmes including SingJazz, Fete de la Musique, JB Arts Festival, JB Jazz Festival, and the Asia Pacific Wataboshi Music Festival. She has performed in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Korea, and China. Karen recently founded the AcoustiKa Jazz Quartet and Viva Strings in 2014, and has performed with these ensembles as the leader and artistic director in arts and jazz festivals in both Singapore and Malaysia. Her latest performance and composition explorations traverse, synthesise, and juxtapose the musical spirit of the acoustic and electric spectrums through the genre of jazz.