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The Geneva Music Festival was founded in 2011 by Geneva, New York violinist Geoffrey Herd as a weekend of chamber music in his hometown. The festival has grown over its fourteen years to a nearly month-long event that draws thousands of attendees from across the Finger Lakes region. Each year, the Festival continues its mission of inspiring people with world-class chamber music and engaging diverse audiences in its outreach programs.

After the 2021 Grand Finale Concert with Kirsten Docter, Ani Kavafian, Geoffrey Herd, Esther Park, and Hannah Collins; photograph by Zion Lee

The Geneva Music Festival’s mission is to entertain, inspire, and nurture a lifelong appreciation of chamber and other musical genres in Finger Lakes communities by presenting world-class artists that engage diverse audiences of all ages, including populations with little exposure to music of this caliber.  Purposeful engagement with young people is an integral part of the Festival’s programming and children 18 years and younger are admitted free to all public concerts.  Programs in schools and senior living facilities bring live chamber music to audiences that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it.

View our most recent annual report by clicking on the link below:

2021 Annual Report

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We believe that the music of the Geneva Music Festival has the power to transform lives.

In the Community

In the Community

Outreach into Geneva’s schools is central to our mission.

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors “make the music happen” – thank you!


Our concert venues enhance the Festival Experience.


Rooted in Geneva’s own outstanding talent . . .

Board of Directors

The Geneva Music Festival is a completely volunteer organization.

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