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Katerina Gimon

The Composer-in-Residence

“I started writing music to help me find my voice. Now I write to help others find theirs.”

Katerina Gimon

Burlington-born and Vancouver-based composer Katerina Gimon's uniquely dynamic, poignant, and eclectic compositional style is rapidly gaining her a reputation as a distinctive voice in contemporary Canadian composition and beyond. Her music has been described as “sheer radiance” (Campbell River Mirror), “imbued…with human emotion” (San Diego Story), and capable of taking listeners on a “fascinating journey of textural discovery” (Ludwig Van), earning her several honours including nomination for Western Canadian Composer of the Year (2021), multiple SOCAN Awards (2016, 2021), and inclusion on the CBC's list of Canada's "hot 30 classical musicians under 30" (2017).


Katerina's music draws influence from a myriad of places — from Eastern European folk music to indie rock, as well as from her roots as a songwriter. Her compositions have been performed widely across Canada, the United States, and internationally, including at Carnegie Hall, Orpheum Theatre, and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Recent commissions include new music for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the University of Montana, the Youth Choral of Central Minnesota, and re:Naissance Opera. She is the composer-in-residence for Myriad women’s vocal ensemble and a founding member (composer, voice, electronics) of new music & AR/VR collective Chroma Mixed Media, which endeavours to explore new avenues and intersections for artistic expression by combining various art forms and new technologies.


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