Born in Tokyo in 1982, Karen Gomyo moved to Montreal in 1984. She began to play in public at the age of five, and after playing for the
noted teacher Dorothy DeLay, she was invited to study on a full scholarship at the
Juilliard School. She continued her studies at the University of
Indiana/Bloomington and today is studying at the New England Conservatory of
Music. Karen Gomyo won the 1997 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
just one week after her 15th birthday, and in 1998 became the youngest artist
ever to be presented in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York. Her
performances in past seasons have included concerts with orchestras such as the
Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. She plays the rare "Ex Foulis"
Stradivarius of 1714 that is on permanent loan to her from a private sponsor.