Carrie Krause serves as concertmaster of the Bozeman Symphony, maintains a private studio of students, and founding director of the Second String Orchestra. She specializes in early music and performs throughout the nation, appearing as concertmaster of New Trinity Baroque, Pacific Baroque, and the San Francisco Bach Choir, associate concertmaster of Apollo's Fire in Cleveland, and with Chatham Baroque in Pittsburgh, NYS Baroque in Ithaca, Portland Baroque, Seattle Baroque, and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. She has appeared as soloist with Apollo’s Fire in Miller Theatre, the Fairbanks Symphony, the Casper Symphony, and the Bozeman Symphony.
She has appeared at the Spoleto Festival, Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Montana Baroque Festival, Montana Chamber Music Festival, Belgrade Early Music Festival in Serbia, and Sastamalla Gregoriana in Finland. She grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska and studied music performance at Carnegie Mellon University with the concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Andres Cardenes, at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and The Juilliard School in historical performance. Carrie is a hike-aholic and sometimes, once in a while, loves to cross country ski even more than practicing the violin.