Tonia Ko

Art Discipline: 
Ithaca, NY
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Sep 19, 2016 to Sep 30, 2016

The music of Tonia Ko has been described as "stunningly smart" and "experiment-gone-right" (New Haven Independent). Born in Hong Kong and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, her work has been performed by New York Youth Symphony, Flux Quartet, New Morse Code, orkest de ereprijs, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and at festivals including nief-norf, Aspen, Tanglewood, and Santa Fe Chamber Music. Tonia has received recognition from BMI, American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Copland House. Her parallel explorations in visual arts have inspired interdisciplinary projects, including work for bubble wrap entitled Breath, Contained and a musical for Perry Chiu Experimental Theatre. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Cornell University and Composer-in-Residence with Young Concert Artists.