Genevieve Murphy

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2004-2006: Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow (Formerly known as The RSAMD) Junior department to study piano with Havilland Willshire, cello with Betsy Taylor and composition with David Fennessy.

2006-2010: Birmingham Conservatoire, Bachelor of Music, joint honours piano and composition with Simon Nichols and Joe Cutler. Other tuition includes Howard Skempton, Edwin Roxburgh, Richard Ayres, and Louis Andriessen.

2008/09: One year out of education for work experience. Performed and toured with Martin Creed.

2011: Graduated at Birmingham Conservatoire BMus (Hons), Composition.

2013: Graduated at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague with Master of Music, Composition. Tutors Martijn Padding, Yannis Kyriakides.




“I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On Own *Concert Version” (film with band online) at Rewire Festival, The Hague, NL


Performance of Solo work, “I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On Own” Concordia, Enschede, NL



Tryout followed by premier of solo work, “I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own” at TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht NL.

Performances of “I Don’t Want To Be An Individual All On My Own” in Frascati, Amsterdam, NL


Subverse Part II. Composer and dramaturge in collaboration with violinist Diamanda Dramm, Premiered at Gaudeamus Muziekweek in TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NL

Cancellations due to Covid – 19:  March – August



Premier of “Toverfluit”, commissioned by Silbersee and Toneelmakerij, performed in International Theatre Amsterdam and throughout The Netherlands


Walk and Drip for 7 hours. Performed during Uitfeest in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, NL.

Tour with The Ex, 40th Anniversary in Amsterdam, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, performing solo version of “The One I Feed”, NL

Premier of “They Move Differently Here” commissioned by and performed in Gaudeamus Muziekweek with Ensemble Offspring, Utrecht, NL


Performance of “The One I Feed”, performed by Genevieve Murphy and TOEAC at Wonderfeel Festival.’s-Graveland, NL


Awarded Honorary Membership of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire by Julian Lloyd Webber, Birmingham, UK

Concert with collective “I Have The Moon” in Einstein Kultur-Theater Musik Wort Bild. Munich, Germany


Premier of “Calm In An Agitated World” at Tectonics Festival, commissioned by the BBC. Performed by Genevieve Murphy, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award piper, Brighde Chaimbeul, in The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, UK

Concert of “Your Blue, My Purple” at Birmingham Conservatoire with Birmingham Record Company, performed by BCMG. Birmingham, UK


Artist in residence for De Link. Composed and premiered a new work for Het Cenakel with Jonas De Smedt. Tilburg, NL.


Workshops and rehearsals for new work “They Move Differently Here” with Ensemble Offspring, Sydney, Australia.


Solo performance “The One I Feed (Text Excerpt)” at Frascati Theatre during Come Together, Amsterdam, NL



Solo performance, “Something In This Universe” produced by Nicole Beutler Projects, performed at Divadlo Na Orli, and gave workshops at Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, in Brno, Czech Republic


Commissioned by November Music and coproduced by Standplaats and Nicole Beutler Projects  “The One I Feed”, performed by Genevieve Murphy and TOEAC at November Music, Den Bosch, NL. Standplaats Utrecht, Utrecht, NL. Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF//), Huddersfield, UK. Veem Theater, Amsterdam, NL


Solo performance of “Something In This Universe”, produced by Nicole Beutler Projects, Frascati, Amsterdam, NL


Accepted for Standplaats Utrecht, a performance/interdisciplinary platform supported by SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Het Huis Utrecht, Theater Utrecht, Het Filiaal, DOX and SWK030. Utrecht, NL


Premiere of “Something In This Universe” in Theater Kikker. Produced by Nicole Beutler Projects, programmed by SPRING Festival, Utrecht and co-presented by Gaudeamus Festival. Utrecht, Netherlands


For Howard Skempton’s 70th birthday, “Drip”, and transcription “Drip (for Viola and Accordion)”, featured in TEMPO, a quarterly review of new music. Published by Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom

Tryout of “Something In This Universe” at Post Paradise, Birmingham, United Kingdom


Performance of “Violent Push Of An Unpredictable Strategy” in Atelier van Lieshout, programmed by De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Performance Lecture about “Squeeze Machine”, in Opera Forward Festival. In Nationale Opera & Ballet House, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Guest participant during DAS Theatre Block, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Preview of “Something In This Universe”  in Muziekgebouw Park. Amsterdam, Netherlands



Performance of “Violent Push Of An Unpredictable Strategy” in Studio Loos, Den Haag, Netherlands

Residency in Korzo, The Hague, Netherlands


Residency in Veem Theater. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Concert at Reeperbahn Festival, in Hamburgische Staatsoper with Samuel Penderbayne. Hamburg, Germany

Performance of “Squeeze Machine”, performed by Nieuw Ensemble- in Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam Netherlands


Residency in Veem Theater, research for new work, “Something In This Universe”, as a part of the Nieuwe Maker (FPK) trajectory. Amsterdam, Netherlands

World premiers of two new works: “Squeeze Machine” – performed by IEMA- and “Violent Push of an Unpredictable Strategy” -performed by Edge Ensemble- in Gaudeaumus Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands


Guest professor for 21st Annual Percussion Workshop, TRSTENICE, Czech Republic.


Awarded the Nieuwe Makers Subsidie from FPK to develop two stand alone productions. The Netherlands

Composition and performance with OKAPI and Veenfabriek on Stijl#2 Mondriaan. Performed in the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden and the Gemeente Museum in Den Haag, Netherlands


Tryouts for the performance of a new work in Frankfurt at the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie. (Premier in September). Frankfurt, Germany


Performed at gallery ESC during Impuls Festival. The 10th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music, Collaboratory coached by Stephan Prins. Graz, Austria


Debut performance with band O.T.T.O.T.T. -On The Tip Of The Tongue, in Frascati Theatre for ComeTogether Festival. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Premier of compositions “Le Malade Imaginaire” in collaboration with designer Lucas Maassen. Commissioned by Storioni Trio and a featured composer for their festival, Storioni Festival. Muziekgebouw, Eindhoven, Netherlands



Repeat performance of “The First Four Minutes (from the traces of ‘Walk and Drip for 12 Hours’)” in November Music, in Den Bosch. Performed by Slaagwerk Den Haag and four cellists from each Conservatoire of the Netherlands. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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