Morwenna Lasko

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Morwenna R. Lasko (born April 7, 1982) is a violinist who was raised in Easton, Connecticut. After seeing Itzhak Perlman on Sesame Street at the age of three, Lasko requested that her mother purchase her a violin. Following extensive early training in the Suzuki method, she eventually studied under Juilliard graduate Richard Errante. During her high school years, she performed with her father, accordionist and guitarist, Thomas Lasko, in the band Cafe Musette. The band specialized in Gypsy-swing, traditional waltzes, Irish and Scottish music. In addition to work with the band, Lasko was also a regular winner at many New England area fiddle competitions.


Lasko attended the Berklee College of Music,[1] studying with Jamie Haddad, Rob Thomas and Matt Glaser. Upon her graduation in 2005, she moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where she began to teach and do session work. After college, Lasko spent some time playing in Virginia-based bluegrass bands and also began to collaborate with Berklee classmate and friend, Jay Pun.[2] Lasko and Pun soon formed their own band, moving far away from the bluegrass genre and focusing on original music that often references jazz, swing, world, funk, rock, and world elements. Professionally they are known as Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun and they occasionally perform as a quartet, adding drums and upright bass.


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