Pacific Symphony featuring Karen Gomyo

Date: 04.28.2012

Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Karen GomyoPacific Symphony with Karen Gomyo, violin
Carl St.Clair, Music Director

Pacific Symphony returns with an outstanding program featuring the exciting and extremely talented young violinist, Karen Gomyo. Karen first caught public attention after winning the 1997 Young Concert Artists International Auditions at age 15.  She plays on a Stradivarius violin that was purchased for her exclusive use by a private sponsor.

The program will feature:
Beethoven Overture to Egmont
Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 -  Karen Gomyo, violin
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

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Recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008, violinist Karen Gomyo has ever since been active as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across the North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as "a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity", Gomyo's engagements as soloist have included those with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony of Washington D.C., the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and others. She has collaborated with such conductors as Andrew Litton, Hans Graf, and James Gaffigan.  In 2008 Gomyo performed at the First Symposium for the Victims of Terrorism held at the headquarters of United Nations in New York.

Born in Tokyo, Gomyo was raised in Montreal and began the violin at age 5. At age 11, she started her studies with Dorothy DeLay at The Juilliard School in New York, continuing further with Mauricio Fuks at Indiana University, and with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

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