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Magdalena Geka

Magdalena Geka

Violinist Magdalēna Geka (1992) enjoys a busy and eclectic career and has performed in many prestigious European venues: Wigmore Hall and Southbank Centre in London, UK; Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, France; Verbier Festival, Switzerland or Kuhmo Festival in Finland. She is the winner of the Parkhouse Award in London, the International Marschner Competition in Germany, and is a sought-after soloist and concertmaster. She was a founding member of the Trio Sōra, until 2019, and since 2022 is the 1st Violin of the Quatuor Akilone.

She has been nominated twice for the Latvian Grand Music Award (Lielā Mūzikas balva), and recently received nominations for the prestigious German music prize Opus Klassik in three categories, including Young Artist of the Year.

Magdalena Geka holds a Master’s degree in both Violin and Chamber Music from the Paris National Conservatoire, as well as Artist Diplomas from both CNSM de Paris and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. She also enjoys performing contemporary music, having collaborated with such composers as Peteris Vasks, Eric Tanguy, Camille Pépin, Santa Buss and Gabriel Sivak, and has to-date premiered around forty works for violin solo or in ensemble. Magdalena Geka plays an Alessandro Gagliano 1734 violin generously loaned through the Anima Music Foundation.

Spoken languages: French, English and Latvian.


Photo credit: Sandra Jasherica