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Artistic Director

Artistic Director Genevieve Lacey. Image: Keith Saunders


Genevieve Lacey is the Artistic Director of FutureMakers.

Genevieve is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director, with a significant recording catalogue and a career as an international soloist. She’s commissioned and premiered works by composers as diverse as Liza Lim, Elena Kats-Chernin, Brett Dean, Erkki-Sven Tuur, Lou Bennett, Jan Bang, Christian Fennesz, Ben Frost, Andrea Keller, Hollis Taylor and Nico Muhly. Genevieve also creates large-scale collaborative projects, recent examples including Pleasure Garden (a kinetic sound sculpture), one Infinity (a music-dance piece premiering in Australia and China late 2018), Life in Music (a 5-part radio series, written, composed and narrated by Genevieve), Namatjira (a theatre piece, and documentary film with Big hART).

Her wide-ranging musical interests have seen her representing Australian culture with a performance at the Lindau International Convention of Nobel Laureates, performing for the Queen in Westminster Abbey, as concerto soloist in the BBC Proms, making music in a prison in remote Western Australia, and at the opening night of the London Jazz Festival. Her repertoire spans ten centuries and long-term collaborators include filmmaker Sophie Raymond, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Danish pipe and tabor player Poul Høxbro, theatre maker Scott Rankin, and singer-songwriter Paul Kelly.

Genevieve’s work has won her ARIAs, a Helpmann, Australia Council, Freedman and Churchill Fellowships and Outstanding Musician, Melbourne Prize for Music. As well as being FutureMakers Artistic Director, Genevieve is Chair of the Australian Music Centre board and is Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2018 Artist in Residence.