Violist Caleb Georges, comes from the island of St. Lucia. Raised in the small town of Babonneau, he began his musical journey at the age of 7 on piano at the St. Lucia School of Music. It wasn’t until the age of 13 did he start to pick up the viola. A few years later, he left his island home to pursue his studies in music in the US.
During his studies at university, Caleb gained some recognition from solo and chamber competitions. In 2015 he won first prize at the 2015 Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition with his group, Max Trio. He was also a first prize winner at the 2018 Dale & Nancy Briggs Chamber Music Competition as well as the 2019 WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition with his former group the Ivalas Quartet. Later that year he was featured live on the Violin Channel as well as Detroit public television when he won the third prize in the 2019 senior division Sphinx Competition, soloing and sharing the stage with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in Detroit’s very own Orchestra Hall.
As an avid chamber player, Caleb has performed and collaborated with a number of ensembles across North America. He joined the Black and LatinX conductor-less string chamber ensemble, Sphinx Virtuosi, who toured across the US performing on historic stages such as Carnegie Hall and the Library of Congress. Caleb has also worked and performed with artists such as the Calidore String Quartet, Danielle Belen, David Ying, Axel Strauss, Stéphane Lemelin and Patricia Terry-Ross.
Caleb holds a BM in Viola performance from Bowling Green State University under Matthew Daline. A recipient of the Sphinx full tuition award, Caleb received his masters at the University of Michigan studying both Viola Performance and Chamber Music under the tutelage of Caroline Coade. Since joining the Dior String Quartet, Caleb attended Indiana University as a string quartet fellowship recipient studying with Mark Holloway and the award winning Pacifica Quartet. He is currently at residence with the Dior String Quartet at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory.
The Glenn Gould School,
University of Michigan
Bowling Green State University
String Quartet-In-Residence Fellow
Master of Music, Viola Performance
Master of Music, Chamber Music
Bachelor of Music, Viola Performance
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