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, David Lang, György Ligeti, and Julia Wolfe. Together with sound designer Frank van der Weij, she has revealed new possibilities for the solo violin and presented multimedia programs worldwide. Her performances often feature singing and playing simultaneously. She co-founded the international ensemble ELECTRA and now serves as its artistic advisor. MUTED, her latest solo program, is a collective work for violin, voice, whisperviolin, frame violins, a multitude of mutes, and light design. Germino plays a Joannes Baptista Ceruti violin, on permanent loan from the Elise Mathilde Foundation, along with a custom-made Violectra and an assortment of unusual violins.
'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
Los Angeles Times, USA
'…Sophistication and showmanship…'
The Strad, USA
'a tour-de-force of slowly rising intensity'
The Daily Telegraph, UK