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Biography
Violinist Lynn Kuo has appeared as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across Canada, United States, Wales, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. As guest soloist, she has performed with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Sinfonietta, Brandon Chamber Players, Nexus percussion ensemble, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (Bulgaria), Cantus Ensemble (Croatia), Lviv Philharmonic (Ukraine), and as special guest soloist with Hungary’s gypsy orchestra, Rajkó Band.

In demand as an interpreter of new music, Lynn has given numerous world premieres of acoustic and electroacoustic works written for her and various ensembles by international composers: Michael Pepa (six works), Dennis Patrick, Daniel Foley, Elizabeth Raum, Scott Godin, James Harley, John Oliver, Constantine Caravassilis, Avalon Rusk (Canada), Séan Clancy (Ireland), Katarina Miljkovic (Serbia/USA), and Viktorija Cop (Croatia).

Lynn continues to collaborate with leading artists, having performed solo and chamber works with artists such as pianist William Aide, pianist/conductor Christoph Eschenbach at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), the Gryphon Trio at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Lori Freedman (clarinet) at the soundaXis Festival (Toronto), and other eminent artists at the University of Toronto New Music Festival, and Music Biennale Zagreb Festival (Croatia). Lynn has served as head of Toronto’s Les AMIS Ensemble in four European tours (2005, ’07, ’09, ‘10) and performs numerous duo recitals with Ukrainian Canadian pianist Marianna Humetska.

Lynn continues to create contemporary music collaborations that have included duo performances with cellist Winona Zelenka, and Vancouver guitarist/composer, John Oliver (Duo Vita). In 2011-12, projects include the release of a recording of music by Nino Rota with pianist Mary Kenedi on the NAXOS label, performances with Canadian accordionist Joseph Petric, featuring newly commissioned electroacoustic and acoustic works for violin and accordion by Yves Daoust and Richard Mascall. In March 2012, Lynn, joined by pianist Marianna Humetska and Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings (directed by Kevin Mallon), will give the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Alice Ho.

Maintaining a busy performance schedule, Lynn is the Assistant Concertmaster of the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, in addition to performing with the Canadian Opera Company, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Lynn has also performed as guest concertmaster of orchestras that have included the National Arts Centre Orchestra and has also served as adjudicator, guest artist, teacher, and lecturer at Canadian festivals and universities.

Currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctoral of Musical Arts program at the University of Toronto, her dissertation research is on “Holistic Health and its Role in the Prevention of Performance-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Musicians.”
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