Genevieve Lacey & Marshall McGuire
Genevieve Lacey 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 Erkki-Sven Tuur (Estonia), Elena Kats-Chernin (Australia), John Surman (UK), Peter Sculthorpe (Australia), Christian Fennesz (Austria), Ben Frost (Iceland), Paul Grabowsky (Australia) and Nico Muhly (USA). Genevieve also creates large-scale collaborative projects, recent examples including Pleasure Garden, 1-Infinity (a music-dance piece with Chinese company Jun Tian Fang and Australian choreographer-director Gideon Obarzanek, 2016-), Life in Music (a 5-part series, written, composed and narrated by Genevieve for ABC Radio National, 2015), Namatjira (a theatre piece, and now a feature documentary film, 2010-16).
Her wide-ranging musical interests have seen her playing for the Queen in Westminster Abbey, representing Australian culture with a performance at the Lindau International Convention of Nobel Laureates, playing as a concerto soloist in the 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 collaborators include filmmakers Sophie Raymond and Marc Silver, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Danish pipe and tabor player Poul Høxbro, playwright-director Scott Rankin, and iconic Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly. Genevieve has also performed as soloist with Academy of Ancient Music, English Concert, Concerto Copenhagen, Tapiola and Kymi Sinfonietta, St Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Korean Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and all the major Australian Symphony Orchestras.
Genevieve has won two ARIAs (Australian Recording Industry Awards), a Helpmann Award, Australia Council, Freedman and Churchill Fellowships and Outstanding Musician, Melbourne Prize for Music. She holds degrees (including a doctorate) in music and English literature from universities in Melbourne, Switzerland and Denmark.
Genevieve is inaugural Artistic Director of FutureMakers, Musica Viva Australia’s artist development program, Chair of the Australian Music Centre board, guest curator and artistic advisor to UKARIA.
Marshall McGuire studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. His London debut recital was presented at the Purcell Room for the Park Lane Group. He has commissioned and premiered more than 100 new works for harp, and has been a member of the ELISION ensemble since 1988. He has performed as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony and Australia Ensemble and has appeared at international festivals including Aldeburgh, Melbourne, Milan, Geneva, Brighton, Moscow, Vienna, Huddersfield, Huntington and Adelaide.
Marshall is founding President of the New Music Network, a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra Artistic Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Hephzibah Tintner Foundation and the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Composers House, and was head of artistic planning with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra from 2006-2011.
Marshall is currently Co-Artistic Director of Ludovico’s Band and Director of Artistic Planning at Melbourne Recital Centre.
He has performed in caves, on the beach at Orpheus Island, at the Chateau de Chantilly, in shearing sheds, and in a 12th century chapel in Wales. Playing music in exotic and beautiful locations is his passion.
Saturday 28 October at 11am
Tickets for this concert are SOLD OUT
Genevieve Lacey, recorders
Marshall McGuire, harp
– Suite from The Dancing Master:
– (Mr) Isaac’s maggot
– Hey ho my honey
Thomas Morley – Il Lamento from Nine Fantasias for Two Instruments
– Never Love the More
John Banister – A Division on a Ground
Anonymous 14th century – O Virgo Splendens from Libre Vermell de Montserrat
Arvo Part – Pari Itervallo
Francesco Landini – Ecco la primavera
Andrew Ford – Birthday of my Life from Learning to Howl
Hollis Taylor – Green Lake, Victoria
Emily and Jessie Gaps from Absolute Bird
Peter Sculthorpe – Koori Dreaming
Felix Mendelssohn – Scheidend
Alphonse Hasselmans – La Source
Camille Saint-Saens – Le Rossignol et la Rose
Dominico Scarlatti – Sonata K491
Gottfried Finger – Division upon a Ground
St Andrew’s Anglican Church
6 High Street
Evandale TAS 7212