Genevieve Wilkins is a multi-talented percussionist, musical director and educator. She has recently returned to Australia, after living and working in London for 14 years.

She is a founding member of “The G Project”, an exciting and virtuosic collaboration with cellist Gabriella Swallow, and when in London was a member of “ensemblebash”, UK’s premiere percussion ensemble. Genevieve has performed with and/or recorded with Nash Ensemble, Joanna MacGregor, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Gavin Bryars, Lionel Richie, Akon, Josh Groban, Joby Burgess, Max de Wardener, DJ Panko (Ojos de Brujo), Cerys Matthews, DJ Pathaan, Alex Wilson, Karen David, Alex Phountzi (Bugz in the Attic), Monika Lidke, Andrew Poppy, Alcazaba (Indian/Flamenco/Middle Eastern Fusion Project- founding member), Fiesta Flamenca and innovative young composer, Shiva Feshareki. 2016 saw her collaborating and performing solo onstage percussion for the award-winning premiere of the contemporary opera 4.48 Psychosis, for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Composed by Phil Venables, 4.48 Psychosis won Royal Philharmonic Society award, UK Theatre award for Best Opera, Southbank Award for Best Opera and shortlisted for Olivier Award for Best Opera.

Genevieve was the performance musical director for the 2013/14 premiere of the musical “American Psycho” for the Almeida Theatre. Her other theatre credits include “Thriller Live” (West End and Stadium Tour), “Tap Dogs” (West End and Australia), “Never Forget” (West End) and as musical director/principal percussionist for various productions at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre (including worldwide cinematic release). Genevieve’s orchestral credits include the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (percussion feature concert) London Sinfonia, Malaysian Philharmonic, New London Orchestra and the West Australian Symphony.

Genevieve has a strong background in Music Education and is currently an academic and percussion lecturer at the esteemed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Before this, Genevieve was a professor at the Royal College of Music, where she lectured in percussion, musicianship and ensemble leadership masterclasses, as well as outreach mentorship. In addition, Genevieve taught undergraduate percussion performance at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was a Musical Awareness teacher for Junior Guildhall of Music. She started her career teaching classroom music specialism in Primary and High Schools, including a role as Head of Music at North Bridge House (UK), Christ Church Grammar School, Methodist Ladies’ College and St. Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.

She has devised a series of percussion workshops which she presents for various schools, tertiary institutions, music education societies and festivals. These have included the Royal College of Music (UK), Spitalfields Festival, Creative Futures, Create, University of Western Australia, Elevancos International Orff Conference, Australia’s Musica Viva, Australian Society for Music Education and the Shanghai International and American Schools. She has previously been involved with devising, presenting and leading concert series for Children’s Music Workshop and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s Educational Chamber Orchestra (EchO). .

Genevieve is proud to endorse Vic Firth and popercussion cajons.

© Genevieve Wilkins 2014