Genevieve Leitner - U.S.A.
Concert - Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 7:30 PM
The home is located in the Mar Vista area near Venice Beach. Because this is a private residence, you will only be given the address at the time of purchase where you will automatically receive an email with all the details including parking information.
With “elegant virtuosity”* guitarist Genevieve Leitner plays music from around the world and across time periods. She has performed in Chile, Germany, Mexico, Austria, Italy, Argentina and throughout the U.S. For six years, Genevieve lived in Santiago, Chile, where she delved into the music of Latin America, focusing on the composers and traditional rhythms from this region’s eclectic cultures. Her solo album, “Enamorada”, features Latin American dances and love songs.
In addition to her work as a soloist, Genevieve has a passion for collaborative music. She has performed guitar and sitar in ensembles with a wide range of instruments and singers. She has also collaborated in opera, theatre, dance and film music.
Genevieve has taught students of all ages in the United States, Mexico and Chile. Currently, she teaches guitar at Albuquerque Academy and directs the Albuquerque chapter of the Kithara Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people worldwide through the classical guitar.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she studied with Gerald Klickstein. She performed in masterclasses for Manuel Barrueco, Roland Dyens, Scott Tenant, Antigoni Goni, Carlos Pérez, Jason Vieaux, and other distinguished guitarists. As a student, she won 1st prize in the following competitions: Greensboro Music Teachers Assoc. Young Artists Competition; Columbus State University Guitar Competition, junior div.; Deborah Beene Memorial Competition. Genevieve was born in Chimayó, New Mexico, to a musical and artistic family.