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“Clearly one to watch”
—Musical America

New Zealand–born violinist Geneva Lewis is an artist whose star is rising rapidly. Having debuted as a soloist with the Pasadena POPS at the tender age of 11, she followed up in her early 20s with honors including the Grand Prize in the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Competition, a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Musical America “Artist of the Month” designation.

On the theme of her repertoire choices for her Washington Performing Arts debut recital, Lewis stated, “This program celebrates home and the simple yet profound connections to where we come from.” The program covers an expansive range of both eras and geography, from European icons Beethoven and Bartók to contemporary Turkish composer Fazil Say and one of her homeland’s most noted composers, the late Douglas Lilburn.

FAZIL SAY - Sonata, Op. 7
BEETHOVEN - Violin Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96
DOUGLAS LILBURN - Violin Sonata (1950)
BARTÓK - Violin sonata no. 1, Sz. 75

Special thanks to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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