Joyce Geeting was named Professional of the Year 2009 for Cambridge Who’s Who and recipient of the Irwin Award for Best Biographical, awarded in 2010 for her book, Janos Starker, King of Cellists.
As soloist and chamber musician, Joyce Geeting, cellist, has performed many concerts throughout the United States and in Europe, including England, Norway, Germany, Austria and Italy. Her
credits include many televised solo performances in Europe and the United States; live
radio broadcasts as soloist and with the chamber ensembles, Descanso Players and
California Chamber Artists; solo cellist and faculty member for the American Institute
of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria; touring in Western Europe with Vienese pianist, Norman Shetler and the Collegium String Quartet; principal cellist with
the Eisenstadt Music Festival in Austria, soloist with the Rome Festival in Italy, and guest artist with
symphony orchestras throughout the United States.
Her concerto repertoire includes the Beethoven Triple Concerto, Elegy (After September 11th) by Carol Worthey which was commissioned by Geeting, the Elgar Concerto, the Dvorák Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Bloch’s Schelomo, Brahms’ Double Concerto, Haydn’s C Major and D Major Concertos, and J.C. Bach Concerto. She is currently performing in public and on television in Ventura County the Duo by Zoltan Kodaly and Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia with Swiss violinist, Lorenz Gamma.
In addition to her performances, she aids young cellists in their musical development. She has numerous award winning students as well as former students who are now professionals throughout this country and in Europe. Mrs. Geeting has served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh, Cornell College and the University of Redlands. She is currently adjunct professor at California Lutheran University.
Although she is a protegé of Janos Starker, she holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in cello pedagogy and performance from the University of Oregon. As a freelance cellist she has performed in hundreds of symphony orchestra concerts and recordings in the Los Angeles area. She has performed
with San Francisco Opera Co, with Los Angeles Opera, the West Coast Opera, Riverside Opera, Redlands Bowl Opera and Zachary Opera Companies. As a member of California Chamber Artists, Dr. Geeting has performed in hundreds of chamber concerts throughout California. She recently performed at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, at UNAM in Mexico City, and Young Artists in Chicago with pianist- composer Dr. Hector Rasgado with return engagements next season.
She plays a 240-year-old cello made by John Edward Betts, Royal London Exchange, with “an extraordinarily exquisite tone.” (Oregon Statesman)