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Geoffrey Day

Geoffrey Day, Violin
David* & Cecile Wang Chair

Geoffrey Day received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Ruggiero Ricci and earned a Master of Music from Michigan State University as a student of I-Fu Wang. While in Michigan, he served as Concertmaster of the Michigan State University, Battle Creek, and Midland Symphony Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and principal second violin of the Greater Lansing Symphony.       

Since moving to Florida in 1994, Geoffrey has performed frequently as a chamber musician and as a recitalist with his wife, pianist Lan Lam. He is a founding member of the Botticelli Quartet, the Aurore Piano Trio and, most recently, the Neapolitan Baroque, an ensemble dedicated to historically informed performance with period instruments.


What has been your most memorable moment with the orchestra?

Performing with our many great soloists, such as violinist Gidon Kremer.

What inspired you to become a musician?

I wasn’t good at anything else.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Listening to my colleagues.

What’s challenging about playing your instrument?

Staying in tune.

What are your favorite compositions?

My favorite composers are Bach, Brahms and Shostakovich.

What have you been listening to recently?

Tenebrae’s recent recording (on YouTube) of Allegri’s Miserere.

Are there other musicians in your immediate family?

My wife, Lan Lam, is a pianist, and my son, William, plays both violin and piano.

What do you like to do outside of work?

Exercise and read.



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