Geneva Lewis, 16, originally from Auckland, New Zealand, is a merit scholarship student at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts where she studies with Aimee Kreston, Concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony. Geneva made her orchestral debut at age 11, and has since matured into an exceptional violinist.
Geneva’s powerful performances have awarded her first-prize wins in numerous competitions, including the Brentwood Concerto Competition, Parness Concerto Competition, Southern California Junior Bach Festival Complete Works Audition, and The American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. She was presented with the ‘Discover Prize’ in the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Concerto Competition and won the Doublestop Foundation’s “Artist In You” Instrument Loan Competition. Geneva has twice reached the semi-finals of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. As a soloist, Geneva has performed with the Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra, Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra, Culver City Symphony, Pasadena Pops, Sierra Summer Festival Orchestra (where she played to standing ovations) and at such venues as the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.
In 2012, Geneva was cast alongside Emmy Award-winning actress Mariette Hartley as the young virtuoso violinist, Erica Morini, in the LA Times Critic’s Choice, The Morini Strad, an excellent play in which Lewis’ performance of parts of the Tchaikovsky concerto featured prominently. In 2014, Geneva performed in a duet with American violinist and former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Glenn Dicterow at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
This will be Geneva’s solo debut with the Diablo Symphony.
Concerts featuring Geneva: