Be with You
In a world of carbon copies and monotonous artists, it is rare to hear something genuine and new in the world of popular music. From a very young age, Pop/R&B artist Karen Goh, also known as "Karen G", has expanded upon her talent for music. Her signature sound, along with her abilities to sing, compose, produce, arrange, and play the instruments in her original music all sustain longevity in her music career. A versatile musician, Karen has composed orchestra scores in the film music genre, written all songs on her co-produced and newly released EP, "Be With You", has an accomplished background in classical music on both piano and violin, and her songwriting ability covers a variety of genres, from Pop/R&B to Pop/Country. Coming from a multi-ethnic background, Karen was adopted as a newborn to her parents who provided her the opportunities of music education, just a few years into her life. Karen began her musical studies at the Houston Music Institute with piano lessons at age 3 and violin at age 6 in Houston, Texas where she was born and raised. With a foundation in classical music, her training included music theory, ear training, and the Suzuki Method. At an early age of 4, her piano teacher discovered her ability to play by ear, and also demonstrate perfect pitch. The world first got a taste of Karen's natural talent and potential at age 4 when she was featured in the Houston Chronicle and on local television stations for her early accomplishments on the piano through the Suzuki Method. At 14, Karen received the Paderewski Medal from the National Guild of Piano Teachers for successfully completing ten years of ten-piece programs. She wrote her first piece for piano at 12, began writing lyrical songs at 14, and composed her first piece in the film music genre for orchestra and piano at 17. Aside from her performance and composition skills, Karen has also successfully passed both the Trinity College London music theory exams and Houston Music Teachers Association theory exams throughout her piano training. In her senior year of high school, Karen submitted her original piece for orchestra and piano titled 'Serenity' to a school district composition contest as well as the Houston Music Institute composition contest. The piece won first place for both and was premiered at the Don Coleman Coliseum by four orchestras and a pianist. In all four years of high school, Karen was accepted into and performed with the Texas All-State Orchestra as a violinist in San Antonio, Texas. Although Karen's background highlights her success on piano and violin, her favorite instrument is and has always been the voice. Singing throughout her youth in church and school choirs, her passion for the voice ultimately led to her determination for success. A strong believer that constant hard work is key in order to keep growing, Karen continues to develop her voice under the Speech-Level Singing method created by Seth Riggs. Coming from a petite figure, her powerful and soulful voice draws in live audiences in some of the most well-known venues in Texas. Given her foundation, Karen believes it had helped increase her ear and understanding for popular music through the years. She began covering familiar hits and performing her original songs, as well as writing for other artists. Karen Goh has the exclusive sound that speaks to the hearts, minds, and ears of listeners. Keeping the sense of intelligence in her music, her knowledge of what's marketable in the music world today is also incorporated in her creation of timeless pieces, again and again. Her recently released EP glimpses the exceptional experience of her musicianship, ambition, and endless potential.