Karina Bharne

Executive Director

Karina Bharne is proud to serve as the Executive Director of Symphony Tacoma since 2018. Prior to this, she was the Interim Executive Director with the San Antonio Symphony. She also served as the General Manager with the San Antonio Symphony, as well as in a variety of operational roles with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Karina received her BFA in Trombone Performance, MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and MBA from Eastern Washington University. 

In 2020, Karina was named one of the South Sound’s 40 under 40 by the South Sound Business Journal and was a member of the League of American Orchestras Emerging Leader’s Program. In her free time, Karina enjoys speaking Hebrew with her husband, bass trombonist Ilan Morgenstern and taking her son, Rahm, to the park. ​