Cocktails, Concert, and Conversation:  An Evening with Seattle Symphony Concertmaster Noah Geller

Friday, May 12, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Join us for a fascinating evening with elite violinist Noah Geller (bio below) who will answer your questions about the world of classical music, orchestras, the violin market, and more, and perform solo works for your personal enjoyment in the intimate studio of Designs by Ferdod.

The evening’s program . . .

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by chef Philip Mihalski

Performance by and Q&A with Mr. Geller

Auction of experiences too good to miss!

Mr. Geller is the David and Amy Fulton Concertmaster of the Grammy- and Gramophone-winning Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Named to that post at the conclusion of a multi-year search, Mr. Geller is among a small cadre of elite violinists who serve as both leaders and featured performers for the nation’s acclaimed orchestras. In that capacity, he performed the Saint-Saëns la muse et le poète double concerto with Principal Cello Efe Baltacigil for the symphony’s 2022-23 opening night concert in September and the Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Seattle Symphony in March of 2023. He has previously brought to life the Glazunov and Mendelssohn concerti, Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, and Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade in Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony.

In addition to serving as SSO concertmaster, Mr. Geller has performed as guest concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestras of Pittsburgh, Houston, and Beijing (China National Symphony) and as acting assistant concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. An in-demand chamber musician, he has performed in the Marlboro, Kingston, Saratoga, Seattle, and Taos festivals and has appeared in numerous concert series, including those of Lyon & Healy Hall, Dolce Suono Ensemble, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Lyric Chamber Music Society. A student of Jennifer Cappelli, Geller received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Hyo Kang, Cho-Liang Lin, and Donald Weilerstein. He now resides in Seattle with his wife, percussionist Mari Yoshinaga, and their canine companion, Monkey.

An enthusiastic supporter of contemporary makers, Mr. Geller performs on a 2020 violin by Philadelphia luthier Justin Hess utilizing a c. 1830 bow by Claude Joseph Fonclause for Etienne Pajeot.

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