Karenia is a 2006 honor graduate of The Higher Institute of Arts, La Havana, Cuba. She began her career as a member of the Holguin Symphony Orchestra, where she was appointed Pricipal Clarinet in 2004. She appeared as a soloist in 2005-2006 performing the Carl María von Weber Clarinet Concerti, No.1 and No.2.Her rich experience as a clarinetist allowed her to join the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba participating at The World’s Symphony Festival of Moscow, Russia 2010, The International Ballet Festival of La Havana and the National Symphony Orchestra first tour in the United States, performing over 22 concerts in different universities and important venues such as: Kauffman Center of the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO; Symphony Hall, Allentown,PA; Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA; Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Bronx, NY; Mahaffey Theater, St Petersburg,Fl.
Karenia Garrido was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba playing clarinet and bass clarinet from 2010 to 2012. She joined the Houston Latin-American Philharmonic in 2013 until 2017. She is a member of the Houston Repertoire Ballet Orchestra, 2023.