Genevieve Tabby

Philadelphia native Genevieve Tabby first picked up the cello after being inspired by her twin sister’s violin lessons at the age of eight.

Philadelphia native Genevieve Tabby first picked up the cello after being inspired by her twin sister’s violin lessons at the age of eight. Since then, she continues to perform alongside her sister professionally. She was a repeat performer on NPR’s From the Top series and television show at Carnegie Hall, and a repeat semifinalist in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.

Ms. Tabby completed her undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Stephen Geber and Dr. Melissa Kraut, and took part in the Cavani String Quartet’s prestigious Intensive Quartet Seminar (IQS). She also attained full certification in Suzuki Pedagogy after finishing a 2-year rigorous program on all 10 levels of the Suzuki cello books. She received her Master’s degree in cello performance from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, where she studied with Hans Jorgen Jensen, a world-renowned pedagogue that shaped her to be the musician she is today.

Summer festivals Ms. Tabby has participated in include Tanglewood Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival and School, Music Academy of the West, Meadowmount School of Music, and Bowdoin Music Festival. One of her recent highlights was winning the Zarin Mehta fellowship with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, where she was contracted to do a week of concerts with the orchestra, as well as having private lessons, meetings, and mock auditions with the principal cellist and other Philharmonic musicians.

In addition to her work with ATLYS, Genevieve freelances around the Chicagoland area and teaches for many music institutions, including the well-established Ravinia Festival’s El Sistema program.

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