Chilean violist Georgina Rossi enjoys performing in varied settings. As part of the 2017 Focus! Festival, she gave the U.S. premiere of Chilean composer Rafael Diaz’s piece for amplified solo viola in the Peter Jay Sharpe Theater, and her work as a chamber musician has taken her to the Kennedy Center, the Sarasota Opera House, DeVos Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Her chamber music performances have also been featured on WQXR New York, and IPR Michigan.
Ms. Rossi has dedicated her summers to playing chamber music in programs such as the Sarasota Music Festival, where she also served as Principal Viola of the Festival Orchestra. She has also attended the Orford and Bowdoin Festivals, Banff’s Master Classes for Strings and Winds, and Yellow Barn’s Young Artists Program, and was a Fellow of the 4th Kammermusik Akademie Hohenstaufen, in Stuttgart. Year-round, Georgina pursues projects with a focus on modern and contemporary music, playing with chamber ensembles like New Juilliard and AXIOM, which have allowed her to perform chamber music alongside musicians such as Joel Sachs, Robert Langevin, and Daniel Barenboim. Upcoming engagements include solo debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Uncuyo in Mendoza, and with the Orquesta de Cámara de Chile. An active orchestral musician, Georgina recently joined the Hartford Symphony, and is also a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic. In school, she has served as Principal Viola of the Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia, the Manhattan School of Music Symphony, and the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra.
At 16, upon receiving a national arts grant from the Chilean government, Georgina moved to northern Michigan to study music, while finishing her high-school degree. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2011, she moved to New York City.
Ms. Rossi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Karen Dreyfus and Daniel Avshalomov, and where she was a recipient of the Margaret Enoch Scholarship. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Music at The Juilliard School, where she is a student of Roger Tapping. To provide perspective, Georgina enjoys oil painting.