Keir GoGwilt is a violinist, composer, and musicologist who was born in Edinburgh and grew up in New York City. His work combines historical research and collaborative experimentation across a range of musical styles and genres. He has soloed with groups including the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chinese National Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. This year he is creating and performing a new stage role for “Marie & Pierre” by Bobbi Jene Smith and Celeste Oram with the Basel Sinfonieorchester and Ballet, composing for the JACK quartet as artist-in-residence, performing his speculative-historical project “Zarabanda Variations” with AMOC, and publishing an article for the Bach Journal. GoGwilt earned his PhD in Music from UC San Diego in 2022 and was awarded the Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal. As an undergraduate at Harvard he studied Literature, and was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts.