28 Nov

Geneva Camerata (GECA)

Festival Artists

Audacious, innovative, and adventurous, the Geneva Camerata is composed of the most brilliant and creative soloists of the young generation. Praised by the press as one the world’s most captivating and unusual ensembles, GECA performs music of all periods and styles, from baroque and classical to contemporary, electronic, jazz, rock, and world music. In addition, the Geneva Camerata creates eclectic multidisciplinary projects, bringing together music, dance, theatre, and visual arts.

Recently, GECA has created several groundbreaking multidisciplinary shows, such as Dance of the Sun with dancer and choreographer Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola, and The Symphony of the Mirage with stage director Yoann Bourgeois. In addition, the orchestra has collaborated with today’s most renowned artists, such as Emmanuel Pahud, Gautier Capuçon, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Steven Isserlis, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Nemanja Radulović, Avi Avital, Thomas Hampson, Patricia Petibon, Richard Galliano, Tigran Hamasyan, Jacky Terrasson, Lambert Wilson and Isabelle Adjani.

Every season, the Geneva Camerata embarks on several international tours and performs in the world’s most prestigious festivals and concert halls, such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Kings Place in London, Montreux Jazz Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Musashino Concert Hall in Tokyo, NCPA in Beijing, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai, CENART in Mexico, Teatro Solis in Montevideo and Teatro Mayor in Bogóta.

Hailed by the press, the orchestra’s debut album, “Sounds of Transformation” was released recently by Sony Classical. This new disc, recorded with jazz pianist Yaron Herman, presents a fascinating journey between the worlds of classical and jazz.

In the 19/20 season, the Geneva Camerata performs with violinist Isabelle Faust, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, baritone-bass Erwin Schrott, actress Sophie Marceau, flamenco singer Buika, jazz singer Cyrille Aimée, dancer and choreographer Marie-Claude Pietragalla, as well as saxophone players Joshua Redman and Emile Parisien. In addition, the Geneva Camerata will perform in Tel Aviv and will make its debut in New York.