BIOGRAPHY

Australian Clarinetist Georgina Oakes has performed worldwide in leading international concert venues such as the Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall London, Prinzregententheatre Munich, Fumin Alti Hall Kyoto Japan and the Sydney Opera House.

Awards Georgina has received for her musical excellences include the 2012 Australian Music Foundation Young Musician Award, the Switzerland Thyll-Dürr Stiftung Scholarship and an Ian Potter Music Foundation Grant. She made her concerto debut performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra and is a laureate of both the Daphne Wilkins Trust and the SYLFF Tokyo Foundation.

Georgina performed as a guest artist at The Juilliard School for the opening concert of ChamberFest 2015 in New York and was a finalist in the 2015 Casino Austria Rising Stars Award Instrumental Soloist Competition in Vienna. Her soloist and chamber music endeavours also include many festival appearances such as performances at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena Italy, the Klangspuren Schwaz Contemporary Music Festival in Tirol Austria, the Aldeburgh Festival in England, the International Stichting Festival in Apeldoorn Holland and the Kyoto International Music Festival in Japan. In the summer of 2015 she made her debut at the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden performing Schubert’s masterpiece ‘Octet in F-major D.803’.

She has had extensive orchestral experience performing with Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris), The Britten Pears Orchestra (England), The Webern Symphonie Orchester (Austria), The Max Steiner Orchestra (Austria), Orchestre Camerata Academica Freiburg (Germany) and the Bayerische Philharmonie Chamber Orchestra (Germany).

Georgina studied clarinet performance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique Paris with Philippe Berrod (Orchestre de Paris), the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna with Ernst Ottensamer and Johann Hindler (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Jörg Widmann. She also received significant artistic influences from her Australian professors Frank Celata (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and Elizabeth Lim, as well as through masterclasses from Martin Spangenberg (Berlin), Ralph Manno (Cologne) and Alessandro Carbonare (Rome).

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