Internationally renowned recorder virtuoso, artistic director, spokesperson and musical leader Genevieve Lacey has been named as the Individual Winner of the 2018 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards, a prize worth $60,000.

2018 Award Winners: Louise Bezzina, Artistic Director and CEO of Bleach* Festival; musician, collaborator and curator Genevieve Lacey; and Annette Downs, Senior Producer for Tasmania Performs. Photograph © Tony Lewis

Lacey is a well-known concert artist who also works across genres, creating creative collaborative works for radio, film, dance, theatre and public art. She is currently at the Adelaide Festival where she has curated a series of 11 concerts called A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes, which will be performed at UKARIA Cultural Centre, March 8 – 11. Carrillo Gantner AC, Chairman of the Sidney Myer Fund, described Lacey as “an artist like no other” and “a most deserving recipient of the 2018 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Individual Award.” In an Award citation, Gantner said: “ Limelight Magazinehas chronicled Genevieve’s ‘unique brand of virtuosity’ as one which ‘prizes communication over pyrotechnics’ while The Australianhas portrayed Genevieve as able to ‘conjure whole worlds’ with her recorder.”

“Genevieve has won two ARIAs,...

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