GENEVA LEWISGENEVA LEWIS (Young Violinist, The Morini Strad) is 14 years old, and began playing the violin at the age of three in her hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. In 2005, she moved to the United States and began studying at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, where she is a merit scholarship student, with Aimee Kreston, Concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony. Geneva’s violin studies have grown to include playing for the Colburn Chamber Orchestra, and with the Cantando Piano Quartet at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music.

In addition to her studies on the violin, Geneva is an accomplished pianist. She studies piano and music theory at The Pioneer School of Music, and has attended the Sierra Academy of Music and Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival.

She made her orchestral debut at the age of 11 with The Pasadena POPS conducted by Rachael Worby.

In 2011, Geneva won the Los Angeles VOCE junior string division. In 2012, competition first-prize wins of both the Brentwood Symphony "Artists of Tomorrow" Concerto Competition and Junior Chamber Music Concerto Competition gave Geneva the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Brentwood Westwood Symphony Orchestra and the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra. As a first-prize winner of the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition, she performed at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. Geneva is the recipient of the 2012 Horton-Kohl Young Artist Award, and 2012 MTAC scholarship (first-prize).

In 2012, the Cantando Piano Quartet studied and performed at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. Upon their return, they took first prize at the 2012 VOCE State Chamber music competition.

November, 2012