Geneva Lewis

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New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart, and who has been lauded for the “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC) and hailed as “clearly one to watch” (Musical America).

Named a BBC New Generation Artist (2022-24), Geneva is also the recipient of a 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant. She was also Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Competition, winner of the Kronberg Academy’s Prince of Hesse Prize (2021), Musical America’s New Artist of the Month (June 2021), a Performance Today Young Artist in Residence and a YCAT Concordia Artist.

Since her solo debut at age 11 with the Pasadena POPS, Geneva has gone on to perform with orchestras including the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Pensacola Symphony and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and with conductors including Nicholas McGegan, Edwin Outwater, Michael Feinstein, Sameer Patel, Peter Rubardt, and Dirk Meyer. The 2022-23 season includes performances with the Auckland Philharmonia, North Carolina Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Austin Symphony and Akansas Symphony.

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In recital, recent and upcoming highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, Tippet Rise, Emory University, Purdue Convocations, Kravis Center, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Deeply passionate about collaboration, Geneva has had the pleasure of performing with such prominent musicians as Jonathan Biss, Glenn Dicterow, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, Gidon Kremer, Marcy Rosen, Sir András Schiff, and Mitsuko Uchida, among others. She is also a founding member of the Callisto Trio, Artist-in-Residence at the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles. Callisto received the Bronze Medal at the Fischoff Competition as the youngest group to ever compete in the senior division finals, and in 2022 were invited on the Masters on Tour series of the International Holland Music Sessions.

An advocate of community engagement and music education, Geneva was selected for the New England Conservatory’s Community Performances and Partnerships Program’s Ensemble Fellowship, through which her string quartet created interactive educational programs for audiences throughout Boston. Her quartet was also chosen for the Virginia Arts Festival Residency, during which they performed and presented masterclasses in elementary, middle, and high schools.

Geneva received her Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory as the recipient of the Charlotte F. Rabb Presidential Scholarship, studying with Miriam Fried. Prior to that, she studied with Aimée Kreston at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. Past summers have taken her to the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Workshop, International Holland Music Sessions, Taos School of Music and the Heifetz International Music Institute.

Geneva currently performs on a violin by Zosimo Bergonzi of Cremona, c. 1770 courtesy of Guarneri Hall NFP and Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins, Chicago.

Contact:
Nicolas Papageorgiou (Director)
Aude-Marie Auphan (Director)

Videos

Janáček: Violin Sonata (Sam Armstrong, piano)
Wigmore Hall, Apr 2022
Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 (Sam Armstrong, piano)
Wigmore Hall, Apr 2022
Amy Beach: Romance (Marisa Gupta, piano)
Pasadena Conservatory, Jan 2021
Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1 (with Maria Ioudenich)
NEC Philharmonia, Hugh Wolff, Feb 2021)


Concerto Repertoire

Concertos
  • J.S.Bach: Double Concerto
  • Barber: Violin Concerto
  • Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto
  • Brahms: Double Concerto
  • Brahms: Violin Concerto
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1
  • Dvořák: Violin Concerto
  • Glazunov: Violin Concerto
  • Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
  • Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4
  • Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.1
  • Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No.2
  • Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3
  • Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto
  • Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
  • Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
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