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Georgina Isabel Rossi

Chilean-American violist Georgina Rossi uses music to distinguish the individual voice within the din. Born and raised in Santiago, Ms. Rossi performs throughout South America and the United States; most recently she had debuts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Uncuyo in Mendoza, under the baton of Giovanni Guzzo, and with the Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, alongside music director Alejandra Urrutia. 
Keen to showcase Chilean music for the viola, Ms. Rossi gave the U.S. premiere of composer Rafael Díaz's piece for amplified solo viola during the 2017 Focus! Festival in New York City. Her pursuit of projects with a focus on modern and contemporary music has led her to collaborate with chamber ensembles like New Juilliard, AXIOM, and So Percussion, and alongside musicians such as Joel Sachs, Robert Langevin, and Daniel Barenboim. A 2018 Fellow of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Ms. Rossi was principal viola of the festival orchestra, gave two performances of contemporary Chilean music, and collaborated on four new chamber music works. Other festivals she has been a part of include the Sarasota, Orford, BANFF, and Kammermusik Akademie Stuttgart programs.
Ms. Rossi is a member of the Hartford Symphony. She holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Roger Tapping and was recipient of the Juilliard Scholarship, and received her Bachelor's from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Karen Dreyfus and Daniel Avshalomov and where she was honored on the Dean's List and with the Irene Diamond Scholarship.
Raised by clarinet-maker and soloist Luis Rossi and violist Penelope Knuth, Georgina began her viola studies with her mother before moving to the United States at sixteen on a national arts grant. After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2011, she moved to New York City to pursue music at the college level.
Ms. Rossi plays an Argentinian viola by Leonardo Anderi, made in 2014. For perspective, Georgina enjoys oil painting.