IMG Artists & Enticott Music Management Welcome Violinist Karen Gomyo to its Roster for General Management

19 Sep 2023

IMG Artists is delighted to welcome violinist Karen Gomyo to its roster for general management. Karen will be represented by Agnieszka Mikus and, in association with Enticott Music Management, Kathryn Enticott.

Praised as, “a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity” (The Chicago Tribune), Karen possesses a rare ability to captivate and connect intimately with audiences through her deeply emotional and heartfelt performances. With a flawless command of the instrument and an elegance of expression, she is one of today’s leading violinists.

This season will see her debuts with both the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Semyon Bychkov and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland with Lio Kuokman.  She will make her highly-anticipated returns to the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with frequent collaborator Jakub Hrůša; Mozarteumorchester Salzburg; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gulbenkian; Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao; Vancouver Symphony; and Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmanian and West Australian symphony orchestras. Known for her commitment to contemporary music and new commissions, Karen will give the world premiere of Xi Wang’s Dallas Symphony Orchestra commission, Year 2020: Concerto for Trumpet, Violin and Orchestra with the Orchestra, trumpeter Tine Ting Helseth and conductor Fabio Luisi in February 2024

Karen said, “I am thrilled and honored to be joining the IMG Artists family, in association with Enticott Music Management, collaborating with two of the most brilliant managers, Agnieszka Mikus and Kathryn Enticott. I feel extremely grateful to have found an artistic home within this wonderfully enthusiastic, open-minded, forward-thinking, and compassionate team. With their unparalleled leadership and team spirit, combined with their curiosity and understanding of the individual artist’s needs and visions, I couldn’t ask for better partners to embark on this new journey with!”

Agnieszka and Kathryn said, “It is an immense pleasure for us to begin our work with Karen Gomyo, a violinist of astonishing musical depth and creativity. We have been inspired by the countless ideas we have exchanged since our first meeting with Karen.  She is a brilliant communicator, both on and off the concert platform and we are so happy to be a part of her professional journey,  bringing her vision and ambitions to fruition.”

Born in Tokyo, Karen began her musical career in Montréal and New York, She studied under the legendary pedagogue Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School before continuing her studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and New England Conservatory.

Highlights of recent seasons include Karen’s subscription debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Orquesta Nacional de España, the Czech Philharmonic and Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Karen also returned to the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris under Mikko Franck and the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln with Cristian Macelaru.

As a passionate chamber musician, Karen has had the pleasure of performing with artists such as Olli Mustonen, Leif Ove Andsnes, Enrico Pace, James Ehnes, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Daishin Kashimoto, Emmanuel Pahud, Julian Steckel, the late Heinrich Schiff, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, and guitarist Ismo Eskelinen with whom she has recorded the duo album Carnival on Bis Records.