Georgia portrait


GEORGIA IOAKIMDIS-MACDOUGALL is a freelance artist based between Berlin and Melbourne. She works as artistic director for ‘smallroom’ which presents site-specific programs of contemporary music and sound installation. In late 2016/17 she will undertake several solo and collaborative installation projects including a work for ‘on time and duration’ (October 27, UdK), a Banff Centre residency in Canada and a project in Iceland with composer and friend Erik De Luca. As a freelances horn player, Georgia works as a contract and casual musician for the European Masters Orchestra, Silk Road Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Georgia holds a Master of Music Research from Griffith University and is a graduate of the Australian National Academy of Music where she spent three years intensively studying, performing and collaborating.

Georgia was a Fellow at the Australian National Academy of Music under the mentorship of Genevieve Lacey, where she developed relationships between students, fellows, local composers and artists. Central to this was building relationships with new venues in South Melbourne. She volunteered at Conduit Arts Initiative, a bimonthly visual and performing arts venue.

Georgia was an instrumentalist at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival thanks to the support of the Australia Council, and the Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney festivals with Paul Kelly and Eddie Perfect. She played in the 2015 Soft Soft Loud at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Last year, Georgia worked with Peter de Jager in her commission of his song cycle which was premiered at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series. She also worked with Sydney composer Lachlan Hughes towards a premiere of a new work for horn and tape as part of her fellowship, and co-curated Messiaen’s Des Canyons aux Etoiles at the National Gallery of Victoria in November with Jacob Abela.

Georgia holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Melbourne and has recently completed her Master of Music research through Griffith University. She is currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Psychology through the University of Melbourne.

Photo credit: Tristan Rebien


2014 – Liza Lim, The Window for quarter tone flugal horn (for Callum G’Froerer) 10′

2014 – Peter De Jager, Song Cycle (premier Oct 21, 2014 Melbourne Recital Centre) 20′

2014 – Lachlan Hughes, Quando Vaga for Horn and Electronics or live Brass Ensemble 10′

2013 – Joshua Rogan, Sketches for Horn Quartet 15′

2012 – Peter De Jager, Bells for Horn Trio 8′

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