Geana Snart: Musician of the Week

My name is GGeanaeana Snart, and I participated as a cellist in the Soloist Ensemble of the Philadelphia International Music Festival this summer. I found my experience at PIMF to be very enjoyable and demanding of me both as a musician and as an individual.

At the start of the camp, I was asked to play in the masterclass with Kimberly Fisher which was a wonderful experience. I thoroughly enjoy masterclasses because they not only give me the chance to learn, but they also provide me with the opportunity to practice connecting with the audience and being comfortable on stage.

One of the most positive aspects that I noticed at PIMF was the non-competitive environment.

Throughout my two weeks at PIMF, I performed five different pieces which challenged my memorization, practicing, and organization.
I truly feel that this helped me to become a better, more focused musician and gave me a glimpse of what life as a professional musician can be like.

One of the most positive aspects that I noticed at PIMF was the non-competitive environment. Everyone supported and encouraged each other at performances. This created not only a welcoming opportunity for the first-time performer, but also a great chance to try new things and take risks for the experienced performer.

I first fell in love with the cello when I was three and started taking lessons in the second grade. I am now a student of Gloria dePasquale of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a cellist in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. To say that music is my passion is an understatement. I love to make music and also to teach it. I work as an intern with Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s younger string orchestra – Philadelphia Region Youth Strings Music (PRYSM) – and in Kimberton Waldorf School’s music department.

I look forward to pursuing a career in music as I audition for conservatories this next year and am grateful for the valuable lessons which I learned this summer while at the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

Geana Snart: Highlights, Awards & Honors

Rotary Club Performing Arts Scholarship Competition – Scholarship Recipient (2014)
PIMF Vivaldi Double competition – Winner (2015)
PIMF Concerto Competition – Finalist (2015)


David Finckel and Wu Han (2015)