Rise and shine with the LNSO
An exclusive opportunity to hear the concert programme that the LNSO will perform on tour at the Philharmonie de Paris. Pēteris Vasks’ […]
Violinist Magdalēna Geka is a frequent solo and chamber music performer in such venues as the London Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Munich Hercules Hall, and others. Latvian audiences are familiar with Magdalēna since autumn, 2014, when the young violinist made a dazzling debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and received a nomination for Latvia’s Grand Music Award 2014 for her performance.
Magdalēna Geka is the laureate of numerous international competitions and has performed the solo in nearly all of the most important violin music compositions with orchestras in France, Germany, and Ukraine.
In 2015, Magdalēna established the piano trio Sōra, which successfully participated in the most important chamber music festivals in Europe, including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, and the Nantes Crazy Day.
In 2013, Magdalēna established the festival Young Latvian Chamber Musicians for Saulkrasti, and in 2015, she started the Ventspils Chamber Music Days to allow young Latvian musicians studying abroad to perform in first-rate concerts in Latvia.
Magdalēna Geka received her master’s degree from the violin and chamber ensemble programme at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance. Former member of the Kremerata Baltica and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. Contemporary music is particularly important for Magdalēna: she has performed in approximately thirty premieres in close collaboration with young composers Platons Buravickis, Santa Bušs, Asija Ahmetžanova, and Gabriel Sivak (Argentina).
Magdalēna Geka plays a 1697 Giuseppe Guarneri violin, kindly lent to her by the Swiss Foundation Boubo-Music.