“a master soloist, recalling the golden age of violin playing… producing a breathtaking range of tone colours.” (Sunday Times)

“a clinic in the art of violin playing…. a performer who compels his listeners.”  (Winnipeg Free Press)

“an artist with soulful musicianship.”  (San Francisco Classical Voice)

“full of spirit and energy… exciting, fearless…” (Gramophone Magazine)



This year Karl is playing throughout Central and Eastern Canada, in the U.S., and in Europe.  See all of his upcoming concerts in his calendar.

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Watch a recent performance of Karl as leader and concertmaster of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, playing Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings.


A slideshow by Canadian photographer Judy Bandsmer done to Karl’s Ysaye recording – track 5.

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Just released – Karl and longtime friend and colleague Gwen Hoebig play the Leclair Sonatas for Two Violins!


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Recent News:

  • Karl Stobbe and Gwen Hoebig combined with Analekta Records to release a new recording of Leclair’s Opus 3 Sonatas for Two Violins!  Check it out through the above links.
  • Watch a recent performance of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra playing Bartok’s Divertimento for Strings with Karl as leader and concertmaster.


Meet the latest addition to Karl’s violin family – a superb violin by Nicolas Lupot, made in Paris, 1806. Lupot is thought of by experts as “the French Stradivarius”. And why not – spectacular workmanship, the use of Stradivari’s most desirable form, and a vibrant, rich sound, make this a very special instrument. 

(above)  Karl’s Recording of the Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin – 2015 Western Canadian Music Award Winner for Classical Recording of the Year!!!

(right) Karl Stobbe with composer Jocelyn Morlock, winner of the 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for Classical Composition of the year.  The Recording of her piece – Cobalt – was performed by violinists Karl Stobbe & Jonathan Crow, with the National Arts Centre Orchestra with Alain Trudel Conducting.

Classical Recording of the Year

  • Ysaÿe  Sonatas For Solo Violin – Karl Stobbe (MB)
  • Sins & Fantasies – Mark Takeshi McGregor (BC)
  • PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) Vol. 2 – PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) Vol. 2 (BC)
  • Sassicaia – Sea and Sky (BC)
  • Virtuosi Of The Baroque – Victoria Baroque Players (BC)

September 20, 2015 – Victoria, BC  


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