Violist Karin Dolman studied violin with Vaclav Novak and viola with Henk Guittard and Ron Ephrat at the Rotterdam conservatory from ’85 to ‘92. During summer courses she was inspired by Bruno Giuranna, Wolfram Christ and Rainer Kussmaul. Karin also attended intensive courses with Kim Kashkashian.
At the Rotterdam conservatory Karin met pianist Caecilia Boschman and together they won prizes at several international competitions like the Lionel Tertis competition, the Baden Baden festival and the duo competition of Vierzon. At the moment they are working on a series of recordings with repertoire of the 20th and 21st century.
Karin Dolman is a specialist in performing contemporary classical music. For 27 years she had a great career with the Rotterdam DoelenQuartet.
From september 2011 Karin Dolman has been teaching viola at the Codarts academy of music in Rotterdam.
Karin Dolman plays an instrument made by the Dutch violinmaker Jan van der Elst.
In 2012 Karin founded together with a few other viola players the Dutch Viola Society. She organized with the Dutch Viola Society the succesfull International Viola Congres IVC 2018 in Rotterdam. In 2020 she became the vice- president of the International Viola Society.