Photo of Geeta Nazareth - Violaist for the Arcus Quartet

Violist and violinist Geeta Nazareth is currently obtaining her BMus in viola at the Royal College of Music in London, where she is a RCM Foundation Scholar and Soirée d’Or Scholar. Previously, she has studied in her home country of Germany in cities such as Freiburg and Hamburg, as well as at the Konservatorium für Musik in Vienna, Austria. During her time in Vienna, she received the 1st prize with excellence at “Prima La Musica” in 2003. In 2011 she also received a talent prize at the Brahms competition in Austria, where she competed in both the violin and the viola division. Her career grew further when she moved to New York City at the age of 15 to study at the Manhattan School of Music. She made her orchestral debut as a Concerto Competition prize winner with the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic. After the culmination of her studies she became a founding member of the Salomé Chamber Ensemble in 2012, with which she performed with for 2 years. She then was a founding member of the Highline Chamber Ensemble as well as the Highline String Quartet, with which she still performs regularly today. Other performances during this period included multiple concerts with Music For Life International at Carnegie Hall and the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra, as well as working as an assistant to the artistic director at the 'Interharmony International Music Festival', which included countless solo and chamber performances.

Since her arrival in London, she has been a founding member of the Arcus Quartet, with which she made her Wigmore Hall debut on March 1st, 2017. The Quartet has also successfully ventured on their first tour of the UK in February 2018 and have appeared with a performance and interview on BBC Radio 3's 'InTune' program. She also had the great pleasure of joining the newly formed baroque group Liturina Ensemble, which made its debut performance in March at St Albans Cathedral. After spending the previous summer with other young talented musicians in France during the Young Virtuosi Festival in the summer of 2017, she had the pleasure of making her West End debut on the show “Annie”. In May 2018, she had her first appearance at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Southbank Centre performing the entire Ligeti Solo Sonata for Viola.

Presently, Geeta performs regularly as a member of the Arcus Quartet, with an upcoming performance at Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room. She looks forward to working with the Royal Opera House Orchestra for a few projects as an extra.