Born in Moscow, Russian-Dominican violist Karolina Errera began her musical education in the class of Mariya Sitkovskaya at the Central Music School in Moscow. After completing her studies in Moscow, she continued her training with Wilfried Strehle while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the Berlin University of the Arts. She then went on to study with Tabea Zimmermann at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. In 2018, Karolina won first prize at the Yuri Bashmet International Viola Competition, having previously been awarded second place at the 52nd International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen and first prize at the International Rakovsky Competition. Karolina is a regular guest artist at prestigious music festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, the Seiji Ozawa Academy Festival, and Krzyżowa-Music. She is a former scholarship holder of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Karajan Academy and plays on a modern Haiko Seifert viola on generous loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. Since October 2018, she has been studying with Tabea Zimmermann at the Kronberg Academy. Her studies are funded by the Dr. Rolf M Schwiete Stiftung.