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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, 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. 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.
- "Etopia" 2005 (out of print)
- "Chioggia Beat" 2009 f/ Pierre Bensusan & Rashawn Ross of Dave Matthews Band
- Untitled 2012(?)...
- supporting Julian Lage - The Falcon, Marlboro, NY 2011
- supporting Vusi Mahlasela - Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville, VA 2011
- supporting Dave Matthews Band - Sidestage, Raleigh, NC 2007
- supporting Toubab Krewe - Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2007
- supporting Avett Brothers - Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA 2006
- A Sound All of Their Own article
- FloydFest 2011- Best All Around review
- Artist biography and website
- Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun Facebook
- Official YouTube Channel
- "Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun 'step in' Saturday at the Millennium Stage". The Washington Examiner. August 11, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
- "Show blending old and new". The Daily Progress.