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About the Artists
New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. She is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Grand Prize at the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. Other recent accolades include being named a Finalist at the 2018 Naumburg Competition and a Young Artist in Residence for Performance Today.
Geneva is currently in the Artist Diploma program as the recipient of the Charlotte F. Rabb Presidential Scholarship at the New England Conservatory studying with Miriam Fried. Past summers have taken her to the Ravinia Steans Institute, Perlman Music Program’s Chamber Workshop, International Holland Music Sessions, Taos School of Music and the Heifetz International Music Institute. She also participates in the Marlboro Music Festival and tours with Musicians from Marlboro during their 2021-2022 season.
Geneva performs on the c. 1714 “Joachim–Ma” Stradivarius violin, courtesy of the New England Conservatory.
Gabriel Martins (b. 1998) is a cellist, composer, arranger, and educator. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in venues such as Carnegie Zankel Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Maison Symphonique in Montréal, Teatro Gran Rex in Buenos Aires, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Born of American and Brazilian heritage, Martins grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and began playing the cello when he was five, studying with Susan Moses at the Indiana University String Academy. He received his M.M. with Laurence Lesser at the New England Conservatory of Music and is now studying with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.
Martins performs on a Francesco Ruggieri cello made in Cremona, c. 1690 and a François Nicolas Voirin bow made in Paris, c. 1880.