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Georgina Joshi (Soprano)

Born: October 21, 1981 - Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Died: April 20, 2006 - Bloomington, Indiana, USA (private airplane crash)

The American soprano, Georgina Joshi, embarked on a life filled with beautiful music. She started singing at a very early age and studied violin from the age of three. Her first stage appearance was in Canton, Ohio, where she appeared with Players Guild of Canton in a production of the musical, Oliver. Her operatic debut was as Amahl in Indiana Opera Northís production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. She graduated from John Adams High School where she was a member of the 1999 State Champion Mock Trial Team. During high school she was a member of the IUSB Philharmonic and the South Bend Chamber Singers, concertmistress of South Bend Youth Symphony and participated in summer music programs at Interlochen, Tanglewood Music Center and Aspen Music School. She received numerous awards including the YWCA Young Woman of the Year.

Georgina Joshi attended the Royal College of Music, London, England, where she studied with Eiddwen Harrhy, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree (with Honors) degree in 2001. Since that time she has been a student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she studied with Alan Bennett. While at Indiana University, she appeared as a soloist in various concert works including Haydnís Creation, George Frideric Handel's Solomon, J.S. Bach's B-Minor Mass (BWV 232), Benjamin Brittenís Hymn to St. Cecilia, Felix Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, Schubertís Mass in A Flat Major, W.A. Mozart's Litenae Lauritenae K.195, W.A. Mozart's Requiem and the Johannes Brahms' Deutsches Requiem. She also appeared with Indiana University Opera Theatre as Clorinda in Cenerentola and Despina in W.A. Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte. She collaborated with other musicians such as the Catacoustic Consort, The Bath Street Studio and was a member of the was a member of the Indiana University Pro Arte Singers and the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale. Outside the USA she appeared as a soloist in England, Wales, Romania and Greece.

Georgina Joshi loved flying and was a skilled and experienced pilot. She received her private pilot license in 2000 and went on to earn her twin engine and IFR ratings. She enjoyed skiing and sailing, was an avid reader and loved being with her family. She died just before midnight on Thursday April 20, 2006 when the plane she was piloting crashed ľ mile south of the Monroe County Airport, Bloomington, Indiana. The tragic accident also claimed the lives of four of Georginaís friends who were some of the most talented musicians from the IU Jacobs School of Music. It is a terrible loss for each family and for the world. Georgina is survived by her parents, Louise Addicott and Yatish Joshi and brothers Tenzing and Avatar of South Bend, Indiana, her grandparents Ray and Marjorie Addicott of Canton, Ohio and Ramagauri Joshi of Mumbai, India, aunts and uncles Virginia and Bill Albanese, Akron, Ohio, Vivienne Moffat, Canton Ohio, and Simon Addicott, Columbus Ohio, Prakash and Anjali Joshi, Pragna Joshi and Harsha and Himanshu Bhatt, Mumbai India, cousins in the USA Peter and Alex Albanese and Sarah and Heydon Moffat and in India, Deepa, Jimish and Khushali Joshi and Meghana and Anish Bhatt. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, J.P. Joshi and uncle Dilip Joshi, both of Mumbai, India.

 

Source: Jacobs School of Music - Indiana University Website; Photo 01: Courtesy of Indiana University
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2015)

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Georgina Joshi Obituary (Jacobs School of Music - Indiana University Website)

 


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