Named as one of Canada's “hot 30 classical musicians under 30” by the Canadian Broadcasting Company; composer, improviser, and vocalist Katerina Gimon's uniquely dynamic, poignant, and eclectic compositional style is rapidly gaining her a reputation as one of the most distinctive emerging voices in contemporary Canadian composition. Katerina’s 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). Her works have been performed across Canada, the United States, and Europe at prominent events, such as ACDA Conferences (National and Regional), Choral Canada’s Podium Conference, and as part of the Vancouver Opera Festival, as well as at renowned venues, such as Carnegie Hall and the Orpheum Theatre. Recent commissions include new music for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the University of Montana, Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound, the Hamilton Children’s Choir, and the Orpheus Choir of Toronto. She is currently the composer-in-residence for the female vocal ensemble, Myriad, and is primarily based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Katerina holds a Master of Music in Composition from the University of British Columbia (2017) and an Honours Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Improvisation from Wilfrid Laurier University (2015). Katerina serves on the BC Advisory Council for the Canadian Music Centre and on the board for Redshift Music Society.