Georgina Oakes is prize-winner of the Australian Music Foundation Young Musician Award 2012, the Switzerland Thyll-Dürr Stiftung Scholarship and was finalist in the Casino Austria Rising Stars 2015 Award. She is a laureate of both the Daphne Wilkins Trust and the SYLFF Tokyo Foundation and has performed worldwide in leading international concert venues such as the Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Philharmonie de Paris, Wigmore Hall London, the Sydney Opera House and Prinzregenten Theatre Munich.
Georgina’s soloist and chamber music endeavours include many festival appearances, such as performances at the Juilliard ChamberFest New York, Accademia Musicale Chigiana Siena, the Aldeburgh Festival (England), the Aurora Chamber Music Festival (Sweden) and the Kyoto International Music Festival.
She has also had extensive orchestral experience, performing with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Amsterdam), Ensemble InterContemporain (Paris), The Diaghilev Festival Orchestra (Russia), 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).
In 2017 Georgina performed Pierre Boulez’s Clarinet Concerto ‘Domaines’ with the Webern Kammerphilharmonie in the Mozart-Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus. She has also performed Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Sydney, as well as with the Johann-Strauß Ensemble in Kurhaus Bad Krozingen, Germany. Georgina was a soloist with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in Daniel Mitchell’s short film ‘Triple Concerto in D minor’, which went on the have screenings at the Montreal, Seattle, Chicago and London film festivals.
Georgina took clarinet performance studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique Paris with Philippe Berrod (Principal Clarinetist, Orchestre de Paris), the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna with Ernst Ottensamer and Johann Hindler (Clarinetists of the Vienna Philharmonic) and the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Jörg Widmann. Her teachers in Australia were Francesco Celata and Elizabeth Lim. She has also been significantly influenced through masterclasses from Martin Spangenberg (Berlin), Ralph Manno (Cologne), Alessandro Carbonare (Rome) and Yehuda Gilad (USA).