Biography

Geneviève M. Salamone is a Canadian-American violinist from Des Moines, Iowa. She is 25 years old and received her Bachelor's degree in Violin Performance at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, Québec. Geneviève has been a student of Richard Roberts, Concertmaster of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra; Vernon Summers, first violinist of the National Symphony Orchestra; Walter Schwede at the Meadowmount School of Music; and William Steck, former Concertmaster of the National Symphony Orchestra. Geneviève has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Des Moines Symphony, the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, The McGill Symphony Orchestra, The World Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Interlochen Philharmonic. Miss Salamone is the recipient of the James Levine Music Scholarship, Phillis Reeves Musical Excellence scholarship at McGill University, the Joy Yi Violin Scholarship, the Fauteux Violin Instrument Scholarship, the William Steck Scholarship, and was winner of the 2011 Rotary Club International Music Competition. Geneviève has been a part of several prestigious music festivals including the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute at the Kennedy Center; the Meadowmount School of Music, a prominent summer music program for accomplished musicians training for professional careers in music; and Interlochen Arts Camp, one of the most renown summer ensemble training experiences in the world. Miss Salamone has also served as a member for the National Symphony Orchestra Young Associates’ Program, an exclusive music program for students interested in pursuing music as a career. Geneviève may currently be found working fulltime as a freelance musician, performing for hundreds of events and concerts throughout the calendar year and across the Midwest. In her free time, Miss Salamone enjoys teaching violin privately in her own studio, the Des Moines Symphony Academy, and has in the past taught for the Montréal Academy of Music.

"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music."



-Sergei Rachmaninov