Monica Germino at the Night of the Unexpected, Paradiso Amsterd


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Amsterdam-based, American/Dutch violinist Monica Germino is on the cutting edge of new music. Hailed by The Sunday Times (UK) as a ‘striking presence’ whose ‘virtuosity was exhilarating’, she has collaborated with such composers as Louis Andriessen, John Cage, Heiner Goebbels, Michael Gordon, György Ligeti and Julia Wolfe.

Together with sound designer Frank van der Weij, she presents revolutionary multimedia programs worldwide. Her performances often feature singing and playing. Monica plays a Joannes Baptista Ceruti violin, on permanent loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation, and a custom-made ‘Violectra’. She is a co-founder of the international four-member ensemble ELECTRA. website:

'Her virtuosity was exhilarating'

The Sunday Times, UK

'…the dazzling violinist Monica Germino'

The Observer, UK

'…a gloriously free and wild fiddle tantrum in which virtuosity and mischief-making went hand in hand.'

The New York Times, USA

'…remarkable soloist…'

Los Angeles Times, USA

'…Sophistication and showmanship…'

The Strad, USA

'a tour-de-force of slowly rising intensity'

The Daily Telegraph, UK