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Arcadia Winds. Image: Keith Saunders.

FutureMakers program

Musica Viva is investing significantly in the future of chamber music by supporting the next generations of musicians through the FutureMakers program.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Genevieve Lacey, a select group of young musicians will be offered a bespoke and holistic range of experiences and connections to develop their skills and networks, empowering them to become Australia’s next generation of outstanding musical performers while defining the future of chamber music.    

In 2015-2017, members of woodwind ensemble Arcadia Winds are the FutureMakers program participants, receiving a number of new commissions and giving performances around the country.

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Help us to ensure a bright future for our artform by supporting the Futuremakers program today.


Genevieve Lacey

Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director, with a significant recording catalogue and a career as an international soloist. She creates large-scale collaborative works across radio, film, theatre and public art, and has premiered scores of works, written for her.

She’s played for the Queen in Westminster Abbey, represented Australia as a cultural ambassador at the Lindau International Convention of Nobel Laureates, performed as a concerto soloist in the BBC Proms, in prisons and communities in remote Australia, and at the opening night of the London Jazz Festival.

Genevieve is also Chair of the Australian Music Centre board, Artistic Director of Musica Viva’s FutureMakers, guest curator and advisor for UKARIA.