Geoffrey Herd

Violinist Geoffrey Herd dedicates his diverse musical career to enriching cultural landscapes and fostering musical talent within communities. His roles as a soloist, chamber musician, artistic director, and educator have allowed him to engage audiences in concert halls across the globe and support the development of aspiring musicians.

Herd’s collaborative performances with esteemed artists and orchestras have led him to perform in reputable venues such as the Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum of Art in Boston, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and universities and conservatories worldwide.

In addition to his performance career, Herd is the founder and director of the Geneva Music Festival. This platform unites accomplished classical and jazz performers and has gained national recognition in its 14th season, with performances regularly broadcast on major media outlets across the country. Furthering his leadership activities, Herd also serves as the CEO and co-artistic director of ATX Chamber Music and Jazz (ATX Music), an organization committed to creating the most innovative, engaging, and immersive chamber music and jazz performances available anywhere. Herd also has a deep passion for training the next generation of classical musicians and serves as the Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Louisville.

He performs on the “Berkic-Pennington” Carlo Bergonzi violin, crafted in Cremona in 1737.


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