Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, violinist Geneva Lewis has performed as a chamber musician and soloist throughout the United States and Europe. She has been a member of many prize-winning ensembles, including the Chimera Quartet and the Incendium Quartet. She was also a member of the Ravos Quartet, which was selected as a New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble in 2016 and 2017, as well as a current member of the Callisto Trio, which was the recipient of the Bronze Medal in the senior division at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, as the youngest group to ever compete in the finals. Most recently, the Callisto Trio participated in the Masters on Tour series of the International Holland Music Sessions, during which they performed at such locations as the Philharmonic Bratislava and the Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Geneva has been the recipient of a number of solo and chamber music awards, including first prizes at YoungArts, the Music Center Spotlight Awards, ENKOR, Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, St. Paul’s String Quartet Competition, and the M-Prize, among others. She was also a finalist at the Naumburg Competition. As a soloist, she has performed with the Pasadena Symphony, Pasadena Pops, Symphony NH, Diablo Symphony Orchestra, Culver City Symphony, Sierra Summer Festival Orchestra, Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra, and Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra.
Geneva is currently in her fourth year of studies at the New England Conservatory, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance, where she is a student of Miriam Fried. She has spent past summers involved in solo and chamber music at such programs as the Ravinia Steans Institute for Piano and Strings, the Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Workshop, the International Holland Music Sessions, the Taos School of Music and the Heifetz International Music Institute. This past summer, she attended the Marlboro Music Festival.
Geneva plays on a 1731 Carlo Antonio Testore violin, generously on loan from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute.