Chilean-American classical violist Georgina Rossi relishes a varied career on stage throughout South America and the United States. She has performed as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica Uncuyo in Mendoza, under the baton of Giovanni Guzzo, and with the Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, alongside music director Alejandra Urrutia, and frequently offers recitals and chamber performances in New York City, where she resides.
Passionate about her home country's musical output, Ms. Rossi gave the European premiere of composer Rafael Díaz’s piece for amplified solo viola during the 2018 International Viola Congress, a work she also debuted in the U.S. at the Latin American Focus! Festival in New York.
A 2019 Fellow of the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Rossi spends as much of her time on stage in the name of chamber music as she can. She is also a Fellow of the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Kammermusik Akademie Hohenstaufen, and has been a part of numerous other North-American summer residencies such as the Sarasota, BANFF, and Yellow Barn Music Festivals.
Ms. Rossi is a tenured member of the Hartford Symphony. She holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Roger Tapping and was recipient of the Juilliard Scholarship, and received her Bachelor's in Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Karen Dreyfus and Daniel Avshalomov and was honored on the Dean’s List and with the Irene Diamond Scholarship.
Raised in Santiago by clarinet-maker / soloist Luis Rossi, and principal violist of the Chile Chamber Orchestra Penelope Knuth, Ms. Rossi began her viola studies with her mother before moving to the United States at sixteen after being selected as recipient of the Chilean National Arts grant FONDART, which funded her move. Upon graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2011, she moved to New York City to pursue music at the college level.
Ms. Rossi plays an Argentinian viola by Leonardo Anderi, made in 2014, and an 1820 German bow by Christian Whilhelm Knopf. Her debut CD and LP, Mobili, will be released on the New Focus Recordings label on October 9th, 2020, featuring pianist Silvie Cheng. Showcasing six original viola works by five Chilean composers, Mobili offers a first studio recording interpretation of five of the six pieces, and honors the centennial of the composer of the titular piece, Juan Orrego-Salas. The album release will be followed by a two-week concert tour in regional and central Chile. To find out more about the music on the CD, click here. The fundraising stage was successful and is now closed. If you would like to be a friend of the project, contact Georgina directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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