Karl Davies, Viola
Hometown: Cardiff, Wales
Joined Lyric Orchestra in 1997
Education: Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff, Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, and Musikhochschule(n) Freiburg and Vienna.
With which other musical groups have you performed?
I have a chamber group with my wife Margaret Daly and often collaborate with our
singer daughter Maureen. Our older daughter is a social worker with an MSW from Loyola University. I am a violinist with the Grant Park Symphony and am the only 'hybrid' of this nature.
What is your most memorable Lyric performance or experience?
My favorite opera production was Meistersinger with Christian Thielemann
Currently I’m reading:
Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.
Outside of the pit:
For relaxation I like making salsa and making stuff out of wood. I have binge watched Breaking Bad and will probably do the same with Better call Saul. I speak Welsh and German.