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Karen Gomyo

Karen Gomyo violin

Born in Tokyo, violinist Karen Gomyo grew up in Montreal and New York. Praised by the Chicago Tribune as “a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity”, she continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

Karen Gomyo’s 2016-2017 season highlights include engagements with the Hong Kong Philharmonic conducted by Jaap Van Zweden, Orchestra Sinfonica de Estado de Sao Paulo and Marin Alsop, Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne with Jakub Hrusa, debuts with the Barcelona Symphony, North Netherlands Symphony, as well as returns to the Minnesota Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Dallas, Utah, Vancouver, Toronto, and Quebec, returns to the Tasmanian Symphony and Perth’s WASO in Australia, and a tour with the New Zealand Symphony conducted by Edo de Waart.

Ms. Gomyo’s extensive solo appearances include many of the world’s leading orchestras: the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, OSESP Sao Paulo, Toronto Symphony, National Symphony in Washington, D.C., San Francisco Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, City of Birmingham, Salzburg Camerata, and many more. In 2017, she performs in recital at the Sydney Opera House. She has performed recitals and chamber music at festivals in the U.S. (Aspen, Ravinia, Caramoor, Mostly Mozart), Canada, Austria, Germany, France, Norway Ukraine, Holland, Spain, Italy, and Japan. Ms. Gomyo is also deeply interested in performing the Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla and Pablo Ziegler.

Strongly committed to contemporary works, Karen Gomyo performed the North American premiere of Matthias Pintscher’s Concerto No. 2 “Mar’eh” with the composer conducting the National Symphony, and performs it again with him in Dallas in 2016-2017. She performs Peteris Vasks’ Vox Amoris with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra conducting by John Storgårds, and has collaborated in chamber music compositions of Jorg Widmann, Olli Mustonen and Sofia Gubaidulina. In 2017-2018 she will perform Samuel Adams’ Violin Concerto in the U.S. and Canada.

Ms. Gomyo plays the rare “Ex Foulis” Stradivarius of 1703 that was bought for her exclusive use by a private sponsor. She makes her home in New York City. 

august 2016


Visit Karen Gomyo at http://karengomyo.com


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