Significant teachers and mentors:
A few of Karl's principal teachers include: Janet Polk, George Sakakeeny, Stephen Walt, and Bill Buchman.
Professional affiliations & activities:
As an active chamber musician, Mr. Rzasa is a proud member of the Fifth House Ensemble based in Chicago, has appeared with CSO's new music series MusicNOW, and has attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta, Canada as a member of the Hara Quintet in the summer of 2006.
Interests outside of music:
When Karl is not practicing the art of the bassoon, he likes enjoying a nice steak with a glass of wine in downtown Chicago, spending time at home with his two fat cats, or driving all over town in his diesel powered Volkswagen.