Georgina leads a groundbreaking career in Music and Health as well as regularly performing with many leading orchestras. She works in a variety of social and health settings including Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Dadafest (Arts and disability), Merseycare mental health units, prisons and other community projects.
Music and Health projects
Georgina is an established Music and Health Practitioner. She has been a Lead Musician in the 10 years partnership between the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Merseycare, delivering weekly Music sessions in most adult mental health units in Liverpool including Ashworth High secure hospital.
She has been a Musician in Residence for 12 years at Alder Hey’s children hospital, working on all the wards, and in the past 2 years specialising in critical care and oncology.
Georgina has worked with Musique et Santé across paediatric and geriatric hospitals in France, UK and Ireland.
Work in Social settings
Georgina has led projects for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival working with refugees and homeless people, she has delivered creative music sessions in HMP Risley and will start working at HMP Liverpool in 2019.
She is a workshop leader for Dadafest, specialising in the Young Dada Ensemble, working with teenagers with learning disabilities. Other projects include Knowsley Council working with adults with autism, King David Primary School working with autistic children, Drake, leading a composition workshop for young disabled adults using technology.
She has also delivered creative music sessions for Sure Start Centres across Liverpool working with young children and families.
Georgina studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has performed as an orchestral player with many leading orchestras in the UK including the Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has also performed as a chamber musician in a variety of ensembles and has recently joined Clube do Choro Liverpool, performing Brazilian popular music originated in 19th century Rio de Janeiro.
Georgina has delivered talks and presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine (Examining the utility of music interventions in children with learning disabilities), Aesop conference in London (Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose – Partnerships for Recovery in Mental Health), Alder Hey Research Centre (How I use my cello to engage with Children in Hospitals), Merseycare Awards Ceremony (Ashworth high secure hospital composition project), Bluecoat Arts Centre Liverpool (collaborating with the Department of Philosophy of the University of Liverpool and NHS research on the use of Creative Arts in End of Life Care).
Training and mentoring
Georgina has delivered training sessions for the RLPO Learning Department, Live Music Now, the Opening Doors Course at the Tate Liverpool and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
– 2019: Winner of the Merseyside Woman of the Year Award in the category of Arts, Culture and Media.
– 2016: NHS Award in Health and Care and a Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to Learning in Health and Care.
– 2011: Honorary Fellowship from the University of Liverpool for Music and Wellbeing.
– 2010: NHS Positive Achievement Award in Mental Health.