Geneva Lewis, violin
Evren Ozel, piano

Thursday, May 04, 2023 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$25.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

The Jerry & Bernice Rubenstein Young Artist Performance

Lauded for her “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC), 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant winning violinist Geneva Lewis joins forces with gifted young pianist Evren Ozel for a PCMS debut program offering masterworks by Beethoven and Bartók alongside Fazıl Say’s first violin sonata, a work suffused with Turkish motifs and dances. 

Say: Violin Sonata, Op. 7
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96
Lilburn: Sonata
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 1

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The Artist(s)

Geneva Lewis
Geneva Lewis, violin
New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis has forged a reputation as a musician of consummate artistry whose performances speak from and to the heart. Lauded for the “remarkable mastery of her instrument” (CVNC) and hailed as “clearly one to watch” (Musical America), she is the recipient of a 2021 Avery Fisher Career Grant and Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Competition.… Read More
Evren Ozel
Evren Ozel, piano
Evren Ozel, piano, began taking lessons at age three at MacPhail Center for Music in his hometown of Minneapolis, MN. He has performed with orchestras such as the Cleveland Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Boston Pops. He has taken masterclasses from Sir András Schiff, Richard Goode, Paul Lewis, and other notable artists.… Read More


Geneva Lewis | Ysaÿe's Poeme Elegiaque
Evren Ozel | Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto