Georgia White is an energetic and passionate clarinettist based in Naarm, having completed a Bachelor of Music Performance at the University of Melbourne with David Griffiths in 2022. In 2023, Georgia continues her musical studies in her first year at the Australian National Academy of Music, under the tutelage of David Thomas.
During her undergraduate degree, she was a recipient of the Lady Turner Exhibitions in Music Scholarship, a Principal's Scholarship, and the Melbourne University Artist Portfolio Prize. After being a finalist in 2021, Georgia was awarded Runner-Up at the University’s Concerto Aria Competition in 2022, performing the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto.
Since 2020, Georgia has participated in AYO orchestral programs and performed regularly with The University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – highlights include; Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, Mahler 2, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. In 2022, Georgia worked as a casual musician with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
Aside from orchestral playing, Georgia loves performing chamber music in a variety of ensembles, with favourites from the past few years including: Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, Mozart’s masterpiece “Gran Partita”, and the slightly crazy Contrasts by Bartók.
In both chamber and solo settings, Georgia is interested in playing and promoting music written for the clarinet by women; in 2022 recording Alice Mary Smith’s Andante through the University Portfolio Prize; and performing Ruth Gipps’ Rhapsody in Eb at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Showcase Concert.
FROM: VIC. Lands of the Wadawurrung peoples
Georgia's training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Barbara Bedwell, anonymous
Photo by Pia Johnson