On Deck with Leena Karmarkar

January 13, 2024



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Violinist Leena Karmarkar was only 4 years old when her parents signed her up for music lessons.  Now at 17, she’s the concertmaster at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.  Raul Gomez-Rojas talks with Leena about losing motivation during the pandemic, and how she got her joy back. A junior at Portland’s Lincoln High School, she enjoys being challenged. Leena is working toward an IB diploma, and in her spare time she runs cross country and volunteers at YouthLine, a teen-to-teen crisis line.

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