Chilean-American violist Georgina Rossi performs throughout South America and the United States; most recently she had debuts 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.
Her pursuit of projects with a focus on modern and contemporary music has led her to collaborate with chamber ensembles like New Juilliard, AXIOM, and So Percussion, and alongside musicians such as Joel Sachs, Robert Langevin, and Daniel Barenboim. Passionate about Chilean music, Ms. Rossi gave the European premiere of composer Rafael Díaz’s piece for amplified solo viola during the 2018 International Viola Congress, a piece she had debuted in the U.S. at the Latin American Focus! Festival in New York.
A 2019 Fellow of the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Rossi spent this past summer performing chamber music masterpieces for the Toronto public. She is a former Fellow of the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Kammermusik Akademie Hohenstaufen.
Ms. Rossi is a 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 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 by clarinet-maker and soloist Luis Rossi and violist Penelope Knuth, Georgina began her viola studies with her mother before moving to the United States at sixteen on a national arts grant. After 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. Her debut CD, Mobili, will feature pianist Silvie Cheng and showcase six pieces by five Chilean composers that have yet to be recorded. The CD will be released in Spring 2020 and will be preceded by a two-week tour of the repertoire 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'd like to make a belated, private pledge to the project, contact Georgina directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For perspective, Georgina draws.
Bruch Romanze , Alicia Enchi, piano | Bowdoin Music Festival
William G. Still, 'Here's One' , Silvie Cheng, piano |
The Juilliard School