Stingray’s Festival 4K channel in Europe looks and sounds as spectacular as it does thanks to Karen van der Stal. She takes great care in choosing exciting performances from festivals, orchestral concerts, DJ shows and circus acts. Moreover, she programs Channels and Vibes for the Stingray Music App. (These are two different kinds of playlists: Channels being longer and more often updated, and Vibes being shorter playlists following a given theme.)
Karen holds a master’s degree in Musicology from the University of Amsterdam. She has been playing the violin since she was 7 years old and has been part of a bluegrass band for the last two years. Karen worked for Stingray DJAZZ when it was still called DJAZZ.tv, a position that allowed her to travel to jazz festivals and interview musicians. She loves poring over her record collection and listening to countless albums, in order to find the perfect song for a given playlist.