Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso who creates new possibilities for her instrument. Her awards include an ARIA, Helpman (Namatjira), Churchill Fellowship, Freedman Fellowship, Best Performance (Australian Music Awards) and Outstanding Musician (Melbourne Prize for Music). Genevieve holds academic and performance degrees (including a doctorate) in music and English literature from institutions in Melbourne, Switzerland and Denmark.

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso who creates new possibilities for her instrument. Passionate about contemporary music, Genevieve has commissioned, created, premiered and recorded scores of new works. She has a substantial recording catalogue with Move Records and ABC Classics and a high-profile career as soloist with orchestras and ensembles around the world. For 2012-13, she is the recipient of a Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.

Genevieve performs music spanning ten centuries, working in contexts as diverse as her medieval duo with Danish pipe and tabor player Poul Høxbro, guest appearances with The Black Arm Band, who present music of the Australian indigenous experience, and her role in Liza Lim’s opera The Navigator, directed by Barrie Kosky. She created en masse with London filmmaker Marc Silver, and the music for Namatjira, by Scott Rankin, the Namatjira family and Big hART. As Artistic Director, Genevieve directed Four Winds Festival 2010-12.

Genevieve has performed at many of the world’s pre-eminent festivals including The Proms, Paris Festival d’Automne, Moscow Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Klangboden Wien, Copenhagen Summer, David Oistrakh Festival Estonia, Seoul International, Cheltenham, Huddersfield, and Spitalfields Festivals. Her awards include an ARIA, Helpman (Namatjira), Churchill Fellowship, Freedman Fellowship, Best Performance (Australian Music Awards) and Outstanding Musician (Melbourne Prize for Music). Genevieve holds academic and performance degrees (including a doctorate) in music and English literature from institutions in Melbourne, Switzerland and Denmark.

Genevieve Lacey is featured on the following titles

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Performer: Recorder

Together, two of Australia's finest young musicians present a unique programme of traditional Irish folk melodies, baroque virtuosity, contemporary Australian works and medieval dance music.

Phoenix Songs

Performer: Recorders

Like the phoenix 'rising from the ashes', the recorder is presently enjoying somewhat of a renaissance itself. Six of Australia's well-known contemporary composers pair the recorder with piano, harpsichord, voice and live electronics.


Genevieve Lacey also appears on

Bright Tracks

Performer: Recorder

Winner of the 1998 ABC Classic FM "Listeners' Choice" Award, this double CD set brings together chamber music by Brenton Broadstock, one of Australia's most well- established and respected composers.


Genevieve Lacey is a member of

Elysium Ensemble

The Elysium Ensemble has been acclaimed by critics for its exciting performances, fine musicianship and authoritative interpretations of music from the Baroque and Classical repertoire.