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GENEVA LEWIS, violin with GABRIEL MARTINS, cello & EVREN OZEL, piano

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 7:30 PM

Smith Theatre | Horowitz Center HCC

Performance Information

New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis is a rising star whose incredible artistry and heartfelt performances have thrilled audiences worldwide. Lauded for her “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC), Lewis is quickly establishing herself as one of the most promising young talents on the global stage. For her Candlelight debut, Geneva presents a breathtaking selection of violin masterpieces, both classic and contemporary. In the program’s second half, Geneva will be joined by award-winning, Brazilian-American cellist Gabriel Martins, who is praised as “one of the most exciting artists of his generation” (92NY). The pianist for the evening will be fellow Concert Artists Guild winner, Evren Ozel. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness the extraordinary musical prowess of Geneva Lewis and her stellar colleagues.

The Program

Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances Fazil Say: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 7 Igor Stravinsky / Samuel Dushkin: Divertimento from *The Fairy’s Kiss * Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 (Archduke)

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About The Artists

Geneva Lewis
Geneva Lewis

New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. Lauded for “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC) and hailed as “clearly one to watch” (Musical America), Geneva is the recipient of a 2022 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Additional accolades include Kronberg Academy’s Prince of Hesse Prize…

Gabriel Martins
Gabriel Martins

Cellist Gabriel Martins (b. 1998) has established himself as one of the world’s most compelling young musicians. His artistry has already been recognized through an extensive list of accolades including the Concert Artists Guild/Young Classical Artists Trust Grand Prize, the Sphinx Competition Gold Medal, the David Popper International Cello Competition Gold Medal, the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians Silver Medal, the Schadt String Competition Gold Medal, the Orford…

Evren Ozel
Evren Ozel

American pianist Evren Ozel has established himself as a musician of “refined restraint” (3CR), combining fluent virtuosity with probing, thoughtful interpretations. Having performed extensively in the United States and abroad, Evren is the recipient of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2022 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and is currently represented by Concert Artists Guild as an Ambassador Prize Winner of their 2021 Victor Elmaleh Competition. An esteemed chamber musician, Evren has played…

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