Nora Karakousoglou is a sought-after performer, tutor and teaching coach. She studied in Greece and France and earned a doctoral degree in cello performance in the USA at the University of Texas at Austin. Her teachers include Philippe Muller, Ophélie Gaillard, Bion Tsang and Rhonda Rider.
She has appeared as soloist with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra, performed with the Orchestra of Indian Hill of Massachusetts, the Austin Chamber Music Center and Austin Opera, and in 2019 premiered Gretel! The Musical, for which she composed and performed an original cello score.
As a teaching coach, Nora works one-on-one with music teachers, empowering them to grow beyond the limitations of traditional music training and master meaningful and effortless teaching.
She joined the MPO in 2021.