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has developed an international multi-faceted performance and recording career as a solo classical cellist, electric cellist, erhuist, and composer known for her distinctive sound and improvisatory style in major motion picture, television, and game scores. She is featured in the commercial for the new 2014 Mazda6, the 2014 United Airlines commercial, and was also a featured soloist in Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour from 2011-2013 performing in sold out arenas around the world. Just 2 months after the tour launch in October 2011, $100 million in tickets were sold and it became the top touring act in America according to Forbes. Tina performed to 2 million audience members worldwide during her time with the group, topping the charts again in 2012 as the highest grossing tour in America. She was featured in sold out concerts on the Electric Cello at the Ice Palace in Saint Petersburg, the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Madison Square Garden in New York City, Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, O2 Arenas in London, Berlin, and Prague, Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Staples Center in Los Angeles, and almost all major arenas throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Italy, France, Belgium, Turkey, Portugal, and Japan. Tina is also featured on the Epic Records/Jackson Estate release “Immortal,” replacing the original guitar solo in “Beat It” with an Electric Cello/Guitar Battle-style duet with guitarist Greg Howe.
As a classical cello soloist, Tina Guo has appeared as the guest artist with the San Diego Symphony, the State of Mexico National Symphony, the Thessaloniki State Symphony in Greece, the Petrobras Symphony in Brazil, and the Vancouver Island Symphony in British Columbia. She also performed with violinist Midori Goto in Dvorak’s American String Quartet at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and completed three national tours of Mexico and Italy performing the Shostakovich, Dvorak, and Saint-Saens Cello Concertos. Tina will return to Mexico in February 2014 to perform the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major in Monterrey.
Tina performed alongside Johnny Marr of the Smiths and Hans Zimmer at the Premiere of Inception, and also performed in a sold-out concert in England for Dreamworks with Hans Zimmer and John Powell for a live concert of music from Kung-Fu Panda 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shrek, and other blockbusters featuring her as soloist on electric cello and erhu. She recently performed for the 2013 League of Legends World Championship to a sold out arena at Staples in Los Angeles, and an audience of 33 million streaming online. Tina was featured on the Electric Cello in a super-band for the event with The Crystal Method, Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Danny Lohner (NIN), Joe Letz (Combichrist), and the Hollywood Scoring Orchestra.
Tina was the cello soloist on the scores of Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 2, Clash of the Titans, Red Riding Hood, Abduction, Olympus Has Fallen, CSI:NY, Vikings, The Borgias, Iron Chef, Blizzard’s Diablo III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Journey, which was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Tina can also be heard on the soundtracks of Inception, Hancock, Battle: Los Angeles, The Hangover Part II, Predators, Fast Five, Arthur, No Strings Attached, Beginners, Public Enemies, Rango, The Rite, X-Men: First Class, Your Highness, Yogi Bear, The Mentalist, Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, and King of the Hill, among many others. Tina’s arrangement and performance of “The Flight of the Bumble-Bee” was featured in the end credits for The Heartbreak Kid.
Tina played at the American Country Music Awards with Carrie Underwood, on Dancing with the Stars performing with Carlos Santana and India Arie, Jimmy Kimmel Live with Ellie Goulding, the Lopez Show with Far East Movement, the Grammy Awards with the Foo Fighters, the MTV Movie Awards, American Idol, at Comic Con in San Diego featured on the electric cello in the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra, and with Brazilian guitarist Victor Biglione in a Jimi Hendrix Tribute Concert at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janiero. She also performed at the wrap party for the Sundance Film Festival, was featured in a wildlife benefit concert at the Playboy Mansion, and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Peter Gabriel, Josh Groban, John Legend, LeAnn Rhimes, Chris Isaak, Il Divo, and Michael McDonald.
Tina’s musical education began at the age of 3, when she began her piano studies in Shanghai, China. After coming to America at the age of 5, she began violin lessons with her mother and later began studying the cello under the instruction of her father, Lu-Yan Guo at the age of 7. Tina continued her professional cello studies with Eleonore Schoenfeld at the the University of Southern California’s Thorton School of Music on full scholarship, and was also a Governor’s Scholar for academic excellence.
An avid writer, her first published work is “Event Horizons of Yin and Yang,” a collection of philosophical prose and poetry. Tina is also passionate about charity work and is in production for a project consisting of original pieces written by some of the most well known Cinematic Composers today, to be released in Summer 2014 of which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charities benefiting musical programs and education for children in Los Angeles.
The instrumental metal music video for her song “Queen Bee” won Best Music Video at the LA Downtown Film Festival and was also nominated for Best Music Video by the Hollywood Music an Media Awards. Her albums Autumn Winds, The Journey, and Eternity are available on iTunes and other digital outlets. Her songs “Queen Bee” and “Forbidden City” are also available for download to play for Rockband on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Metal Hammer Magazine UK described Tina as “an international sensation” and she was also featured in Glamour Magazine Russia with a full 2 page spread.
Tina holds a Bachelors in Metaphysics and is currently working on her Masters Degree. She is also co-founder and CEO of MG Music, a production company in partnership with her husband, composer and director R. Armando Morabito, that specializes in hybrid epic cinematic music for TV, Film, Video Games, and Trailers. Together, Ray and Tina are involved in philanthropy with ChildFund International and the American Humane Society; their other endeavors include Real Estate, Business, and Private Investments.
Tina performs on her Gand & Bernadel Cello made in Paris, France in 1880. On electric cello, she plays on her own custom line of Cambiare GUO Electric Cellos as well as a customized Yamaha SVC-210.
Tina’s endorsed by West Coast Pedal Board, Sennheiser, Focusrite, ENGL Amps, Voodoo Lab Pedals, Coffin Case, Zoom, Samson, Reunion Blues, Analysis Plus Cables, Pickworld, and Apogee Electronics.
brings rock ’n roll to the violin with her exhilarating live performances and style unlike any other. Well-versed in everything from bluegrass to jazz to punk rock, Gina draws on her diverse stylistic backgrounds to create her distinctive, one-of-a-kind sound. Musicians and audiences everywhere are captivated by the vibrancy and charisma that Gina and her violin bring to the stage.
Gina has most recently played with bands including Trapper Schoepp & The Shades, Cornmeal, Whiskey Of The Damned, The Doobie Brothers, Fountains Of Wayne, and The Wallflowers.