Portrait of Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director. Passionate about contemporary music, she creates possibilities and contexts for new music, people and ideas.

Genevieve has a substantial recording catalogue and a high-profile career as soloist with orchestras and ensembles around the world. She created en masse with London filmmaker Marc Silver, composed the music for Scott Rankin/big hART’s Namatjira, and was Associate Artist for the Black Arm Band-Melbourne Symphony Orchestra collaboration ngangwurra means heart.

Genevieve’s work has won her multiple awards including two ARIAs, Helpmann, Australia Council, Freedman and Churchill Fellowships and Outstanding Musician, Melbourne Prize for Music. She holds academic and performance degrees (including a doctorate) in music and English literature from universities in Melbourne, Switzerland and Denmark.

Between 2008-12, Genevieve was Artistic Director of Four Winds festival. In 2013, she gave the Peggy Glanville Hicks Address, Australia’s only public lecture on music, broadcast nationally.