Karen began studying classical ballet at the age of five and classical piano at seven in Melbourne, Australia. In 1981, Karen began her professional career as a pianist/vocalist, both as a soloist and in bands at various venues in Melbourne including:Crown Casino, Rialto Hotel On Collins, Park Hyatt Sofitel Melbourne, Grand Hyatt, RACV Club, Windsor Hotel, Hilton On The Park, Hotel Australia, Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Savoy Park Plaza, Old Melbourne.

Karen has appeared at other venues around Australia such as:

Wrestpoint and Launceston Casinos in Tasmania, Ski resorts at Mt Buller & Falls Creek, Matilda’s Restaurant in Perth.

Between 1983 and 1990, Karen travelled internationally to entertain in these luxury five star hotels, special events and venues:

Hilton and Sheraton Hotels in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Regency Inter-Continental, Bahrain

Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore

Oman Sheraton in the Sultanate of Oman

Rag’s Nightclub and Tony Roma’s in London

Lake Geneva Country Club in Wisconsin and the Boyne Highlands Resort in Boyne Michigan in the United States

Karen’s vast repertoire spans light classics, through jazz to popular music of today. This versatility ensures her appeal to a wide audience.