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Violinist Geneva Lewis made her professional debut at just 11 years old for the Pasadena Symphony. At Purdue, she will revel in the impressionism of Debussy’s Violin Sonata and the romantic power of Brahms’ Sonata No. 3 in D minor.

Born in New Zealand but raised in the United States, young violinist Geneva Lewis emits passion for classical music on- and off-stage. Lewis debuted onstage as an 11-year-old prodigy for the Pasadena Symphony. Whether performing solo or as part of the Callisto Trio, Lewis has since earned national accolades for her musical prowess, having mastered such pieces as Béla Bartók’s Violin Sonata No. 1, Paul Schoenfeld’s Four Souvenirs, and Georg Philip Telemann’s Fantasia No. 7 in E flat major. Lewis’s current concert violin is a Stradivarius believed to have been crafted in 1714. She also engages with communities to promote music education—inspiring children to pick up the violin bow and, perhaps someday, experience the thrill of standing ovations like those that often greet her performances.

Program

Claude Debussy — Violin Sonata [14’]

I. Allegro vivo
II. Intermède: Fantasque et léger
III. Finale: Très animé

Gabriel Fauré — Après un Rêve [3’]

Olivier Messiaen — Thème et variations [10’]

Clara Schumann — Three Romances, Op. 22 [10’]

I. Andante molto
II. Allegretto
III. Leidenschaftlich schnell

Johannes Brahms — Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 [23’]

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Un poco presto e con sentimento
IV. Presto agitato

 

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