Violinist Karen Gomyo makes her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a trio of concerts on the 09-11 November performing Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto no 1. The programme also features Sibelius’ Pohjola’s Daughter and Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 3, conducted by John Storgårds. More information and tickets are available here.

Ahead of her debut, Karen held a short interview with the CSO discussing the programme and her musical lifestyle.

Karen Gomyo, “a first-rate artist of real musical command, vitality, brilliance and intensity.” (The Chicago Tribune), 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.

Karen’s 2023/24 season engagements include debuts with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Semyon Bychkov; and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland with Lio Kuokman. She also appears with the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg with Constantinos Carydis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra with John Storgårds, Gulbenkian Orchestra with Giancarlo Guerrero, Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao with composer/conductor Samy Moussa, and the Vancouver Symphony with Gerard Schwarz. In February 2024, Karen will return to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Year 2020, a Concerto for Trumpet, Violin and Orchestra by Xi Wang, with trumpeter Tine Thing Helseth and conductor Fabio Luisi. Together with conductor Jakub Hrůša, with whom she collaborates regularly, Karen will return to Japan to perform with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

Karen Gomyo is managed in association with Enticott Music Management.  

Photo credit: Irene Zandelh