Hailing from Budapest, Hungary, Gyöngyvér (Georgina) Petheö is a dedicated violin instructor, an entrepreneur and an active performer in the Boulder and Denver region. She began her career in the Hungarian Symphony Orchestra and subsequently settled in Colorado in 1986. She has since performed as a professional violinist with the Central City Opera Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival Orchestra, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and Colorado Ballet, among others.
Georgina’s biggest passion for music lies in teaching. She received her music diploma with a concentration in violin pedagogy from the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. As well as maintaining a private studio, she has been on the faculty the Parlando School for the Arts in Boulder, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. Georgina’s dedication to reaching the community with music has led her to join the Tiny Tots and Inside the Orchestra ensembles, which travel throughout Colorado to schools to educate young people about music. She enjoys teaching students of all ages, from very young to adult beginners, and her strengths include tailoring her teaching methods to meet her students’ specific needs. She strives to create a fun and inspiring environment for learning, while incorporating basic theory and music history to give her students a well-rounded musical education.
An avid chamber musician, Georgina has established her own small business, Columbine Entertainment, which provides chamber musicians for a special event, such as a wedding. (For more information, please visit www.columbineentertainment.com). She is a member of the Columbine String Quartet, performed in several chamber music ensembles in Hungary, and continues to enjoy collaborating with others. In the past she has been a chamber music coach at the Chamber Music Performance Week in Pingree Park as well as the former Boulder Arts Academy (now Parlando School for the Arts).
Georgina is the proud mother of David Ormai, a professional violinist in Michigan. She enjoys reading, traveling, photography, chamber music, and spending time with her family and friends in her spare time.