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Magdalēna Geka

(16.10.1992 )

The violinist Magdalēna Geka has performed throughout Europe both as a soloist, as well as a chamber musician, performing in such places like Wigmore Hall in London, the Paris Philharmonic, the Hercules Hall in Munich. Her name has been known to Latvian audiences since her bright debut with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra in the autumn of 2014, which was followed by a nomination for the Latvian Grand Music Award. She also received a second nomination for the award in 2020, this time for a chamber music programme with pianist Georgs Kudrians.
Magdalēna Geka has been victorious at many international competitions, and, as a soloist, has performed almost all the notable violin music repertoire with various orchestras in France, Germany, and Ukraine. In 2015, she founded the piano trio “Sōra”, which has successfully participated in the most notable European chamber music festivals, including the Verbier festival in Switzerland, the Kuhmo chamber music festival in Finland, and the forum “Crazy Days” in France. In 2013, Magdalēna founded the festival “New Latvian Chamber Musicians - Saulkrasti”, and, in 2015, “Ventspils Chamber Music Days” with the goal of giving the opportunity for young Latvian musicians studying internationally to perform at high quality concerts in Latvia.
Magdalēna Geka received her master’s degree from the Paris Conservatory in the violin and chamber ensemble speciality. As an orchestra musician, she had performed with Kremerata Baltica and the French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Playing music by modern composers is particularly significant to Magdalēna, she has premiered approximately thirty new works, working closely with composers Platon Buravicky, Santa Bušs, Asia Ahmetjanova and Gabriel Sivak (Argentina).