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Karen Gomyo

Karen Gomyo performs with top orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the symphony orchestras of Toronto, Montreal, Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

An advocate of new music, Gomyo gave the North American première of Matthias Pintscher’s Concerto No. 2 Mar’eh with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington D.C. under the baton of the composer. She subsequently premièred Samuel Adams’ Chamber Concerto, a work written specifically for her, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen.

In chamber music, Gomyo has collaborated with such artists as the late Heinrich Schiff, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, Leif Ove Andsnes, Olli Mustonen, James Ehnes, Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Inon Barnatan, Kathryn Stott, Christian Poltéra and Julian Steckel. She is also a champion of the Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, and collaborates with Piazzolla’s longtime pianist Pablo Ziegler and bandoneonist Hector Del Curto.

Karen Gomyo participated in a 2014 NHK-World documentary film about Antonio Stradivarius called The Mysteries of the Supreme Violin, in which she is violinist, guide, and narrator. She performs on the 1703 ‘Aurora’ Stradivarius on loan from a private sponsor.

For more information, please visit Karen Gomyo's website.

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