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Geneva Lewis makes UGA Presents debut

Geneva Lewis (Photo by Motti Fang Bentov)

Violinist Geneva Lewis, winner of both the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Concert Artists Guild Competition, will make her UGA Presents debut March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Hodgson Concert Hall.

She will be joined by her brother Nathan, a pianist, in a diverse program that includes sonatas by Brahms and Elgar, as well as music by female (Cheryl Frances-Hoad) and Black (Samuel Coleridge-Taylor) English composers.

Since her solo debut at age 11 with the Pasadena Pops, Lewis 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 included performances with the Auckland Philharmonia, North Carolina Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Austin Symphony and Arkansas Symphony. In recital, recent and upcoming highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, Tippet Rise, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Washington Performing Arts, Merkin Hall and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts.

Deeply passionate about collaboration, Lewis 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.

An advocate of community engagement and music education, Lewis 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.

Lewis received her artist diploma and Bachelor of Music as the recipient of the Charlotte F. Rabb Presidential Scholarship at the New England Conservatory, studying with Miriam Fried. Prior to that, she studied with Aimée Kreston at the Colburn School of Performing Arts. She is currently studying at Kronberg Academy in greater Frankfurt, Germany, with Mihaela Martin.

This performance is supported by John A. Maltese.

Three ways to get tickets

  1. Purchase tickets online at
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (five-minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

Single tickets begin at $25, and UGA student tickets are just $10. Parking is free.

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