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Karen Gomyo

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Karen Gomyo has established herself in recent years as a much in demand soloist, performing with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

In recital and chamber music, Gomyo has performed in festivals throughout the US and Europe, and has appeared at the Risør Festival (Norway), Büsingen Festival (Germany) and Musiktage Mondsee (Austria), performing with Lars Anders Tomter, Leif Ove Andsnes, Christian Ihle Hadland, Sharon Kam, Christian Poltéra and Lawrence Power. In December 2013 a documentary film about Stradivarius called The Mysteries of the Supreme Violin, in which Gomyo was violinist, navigator and narrator, was broadcast worldwide on NHK WORLD.

She is deeply interested in the Nuevo Tango of Astor Piazzolla, and has an ongoing special project with Piazzolla’s longtime pianist and tango legend Pablo Ziegler and his partners Hector del Curto (bandoneon), Claudio Ragazzi (electric guitar), and Pedro Giraudo (double bass).

Gomyo plays the “Aurora, ex-Foulis” Stradivarius violin of 1703 that was bought for her exclusive use by a private sponsor.

 

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