In 2018 we welcome internationally acclaimed recorder virtuoso and artistic director Genevieve Lacey as our Artist-in-Residence.
She has not only reinvented the way we think about the recorder, but has also emerged as a cultural and creative leader in this country, with a deep engagement with indigenous musicians, with improvisation and site-specific works, as a commissioner of new works, and as a dynamic festival director. Genevieve communicates her passion with a quiet authority, drawing us deeply into her passionate soul. We look forward to having her with us in 2018 for a year of musical conversations.
Our Writer in Residence program continues in 2018 with a new partnership with the Emerging Writers Festival. Throughout the year, three writers will create new pieces in response to works at Melbourne Recital Centre. Playful, provocative, poetic – these writers strive not simply to critique, but rather to take the work they see as a leaping-off point to give us a new interpretation or another layer of meaning.
More information on our 2018 residencies will be announced soon.
See past performances below for information on our 2017 Artist-in-Residence program.