NOAH GELLER : VIOLIN
Violinist Noah Geller, winner of numerous competitions and prizes, has performed throughout the United States and abroad. At the invitation of Music Director Michael Stern, Mr. Geller became Concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony in 2012 where he is currently in his second season. He has appeared numerous times as soloist with the Symphony and made his debut recording featuring music of Saint-Saens for later release. Highlights of the 2013-14 season include a subscription weekend of performances of the Beethoven Violin Concerto alongside Michael Stern. In addition to his duties at the Kansas City Symphony, Mr. Geller is also an enthusiastic teacher. Upon his arrival in Kansas City, he was appointed the position of Adjunct Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Missouri Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance.
Before joining the Kansas City Symphony, Mr. Geller was a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra beginning in 2008, where he served as Acting Assistant Concertmaster for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. While with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Geller performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Geller is enthusiastically involved in chamber music. He has performed at the Marlboro, Kingston, Saratoga, Heartland, and Taos festivals, and has appeared on the Lyon and Healy, Dolce Suono, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Lyric Chamber Music Society Series, among others. In addition, he is an original member of Shir Ami, an ensemble dedicated to the music of composers whose lives were adversely affected by the Holocaust.
Mr. Geller is a laureate of the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand, where he performed recitals in Queenstown and chamber music in Auckland’s Town Hall. He also received top prizes at the Corpus Christi International Competition, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Neale-Silva Young Artists’ Competition, and the Music Academy of the West concerto competition. Following performances at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Mr. Geller was awarded the Jules C. Reiner violin prize.
A previous student of Jennifer Cappelli, Mr. Geller received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with Hyo Kang, Donald Weilerstein, and Cho-Liang Lin. He performs on a violin made in Fermo, Italy c. 1840 by Andreas Postacchini.