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Artist Biography

Genevieve Lacey

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Genevieve Lacey is acclaimed as a recorder virtuoso. Her repertoire spans ten centuries. She works as concerto soloist with orchestras such as ACO, ABO, MSO, WASO, TSO, Academy of Ancient Music and The English Concert. Her regular chamber music collaborators include Elision Ensemble, Karin Schaupp, Marshall McGuire, Poul Høxbro, Neal Peres da Costa and Daniel Yeadon, The Song Company, Astra.

Genevieve is a champion of contemporary music and has commissioned and premiered many works. She has a substantial recording history with ABC Classics, and her newest album is 'weaver of fictions' (released 2008).

An active member of the Australian music community, Genevieve works as a director of arts boards (Astra, AMC, Elision), and sits on advisory panels (Ian Potter, Musica Viva). Between 2001-3, Genevieve was the Artistic Director of the Melbourne Autumn Music Festival. She was also Artistic Director for the 2010 and 2012 Four Winds Festival Events. She holds academic and performance degrees (including a doctorate) from Australian and European institutions, is a Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and in 2009 will become an artist in residence at the VCA. Her work has won her multiple awards including an ARIA (Best Classical Recording 01), Freedman Fellowship (01), Churchill Fellowship (06), Best Performance (Australian Classical Music Awards 06) and Outstanding Musician (Melbourne Prize for Music 07).

see the list of Artistic Directors of Four Winds Festivals

see a list of artists that have performed at previous Four Winds