Georgiana Grinstaff, a sixth-grader at Willow Springs Elementary in the Fairfax County, is the featured violin soloist at the MSO's December 6, 2014, Holiday Family Concert: Circus! Circus!! She is playing Georg Philipp Telemann's Violin Concerto in A Major, TWV 51:A4, "The Frogs."
Miss Grinstaff, the daughter of a military family, was born in Gainesville, Florida. She moved with her parents and older brother, Luke, to Germany before her second birthday. She enthusiastically engaged in children's music programs and by age 6 began studying violin with her much loved first teacher, Werner Lill. She performed with Herr Lill at local events and churches. After moving to Fairfax County in 2010, she started lessons through the Potomac Arts Academy. She studied with Larisa Marian and has recently started lessons with Rachel McAleer.
Georgiana has performed at many Potomac Arts Academy student recitals, studio master classes, the City of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts, and with her Willow Springs Elementary School Fox Ensemble. She has had the opportunity to play in master classes with Dr. Barry Green at George Mason University, Andrew Sords, guest violin soloist with the Manassas Symphony, and with guest faculty at the Luzerne Music Center, New York. During one of her most exciting performances, she was a featured violin soloist on the steps of the U.S. Capitol with the United States Army Band, "Pershing's Own." She was later asked to perform the Vivaldi Concerto with the George Mason University Wind Symphony in support of the College of Visual and performing Arts annual "Arts By George" benefit.
Georgiana loves expressing herself through music and aspires to grow as a violinist in the coming years.
To purchase tickets to Georgiana Grinstaff's performance with the Manassas Symphony, call the Hylton Center box office at 888-945-2468 or click here.