Genevieve Wilkins is an Australian born freelance percussionist who is based in London.
She is a member of “ensemblebash”, UK’s premiere percussion ensemble and a founding member of “The G Project”, an exciting and virtuosic collaboration with cellist Gabriella Swallow. Genevieve has performed with and/or recorded with Nash Ensemble, Joanna MacGregor, Lionel Richie, Akon, Robbie Williams, Josh Groban, Joby Burgess, Max de Wardener, DJ Panko (Ojos de Brujo), Cerys Matthews, DJ Pathaan, Alex Wilson, Gavin Bryars, Karen David, Alex Phountzi (Bugz in the Attic), Monika Lidke, Andrew Poppy, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Shiva Feshareki and the Brodsky Quartet (Wimbledon Festival Britten collaboration 2010).
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 a professor at the Royal College of Music, where she gives percussion masterclasses and is also an outreach mentor. In addition Genevieve teaches undergraduate percussion performance at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a Musical Awareness teacher for Junior Guildhall of Music. 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 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).
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