Genevieve Lacey is acclaimed as a recorder virtuoso. She performs repertoire spanning nine centuries with commanding passion. She has recorded multiple CDs including Il flauto dolce, her first release with ABC Classics, which won the 2001 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Award) for Best Classical Recording.
As well as her appearances as concerto soloist (touring both nationally and internationally with the Academy of Ancient Music, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra - including a performance at the 2001 Proms at Royal Albert Hall), Genevieve works as a solo recitalist in Australia and Europe. She also performs medieval repertoire with the Danish pipe and tabor player, Poul H┐xbro and has a keen interest in contemporary music, with a growing number of premieres and commissions to her name. In 2004, she performed the world premieres of Tulp, a new multi-media work with Elision ensemble, a solo work by John Rodgers and an ensemble piece by Lawrence Whiffen. She is currently collaborating on new works for recorder with Brett Dean, Joby Talbot (UK), Elena Kats-Chernin, Ross Edwards, John Rodgers, James Ledger, Geoffrey Burgon (UK) and Damian Barbeler.
Genevieve has a long and impressive formal education, holding academic and performance degrees (including a doctorate) in music and English literature from the University of Melbourne (Australia), the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (Switzerland) and the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music (Denmark, class of Dan Laurin). She graduated from each of these academies as the most outstanding student. Genevieve is a Fellow of the Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne, where she is the youngest person to have been awarded this honour.
Between 2001 and 2003, Genevieve was the Artistic Director of the Melbourne Autumn Music Festival - Australia's longest-running early-music festival. In 2001, she was awarded the inaugural Music Council of Australia/Freedman Fellowship in Classical Music, a fellowship awarded to young Australian musicians of superb achievement to assist in building an international career.