After studying in the Junior department of Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow, Genevieve Murphy was accepted into Birmingham Conservatoire (2006) to study Bachelor of Music, joint honours, piano with Simon Nichols, and composition. Along the way she received one to one tuition from influential composers such as Joe Cutler, Michael Wolters, Lamberto Coccioli, Howard Skempton, Edwin Roxburgh, Richard Ayres, and Louis Andriessen.
Throughout the UK Genevieve’s collaborated with artists such as Martin Creed, Elaine Shemilt, and David Cunningham, and scientists from the Scottish Crop Research Institute. October 2009, Genevieve began working and performing piano with Martin Creed on his ballet, Work 1020, commissioned by and performed in Sadler’s Wells. This then lead to international concerts with his band, along with multiple performances of the ballet.
Genevieve graduated with Masters in Composition at The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague under the tuition of Martijn Padding and Yannis Kyriakides in June 2013. During her time at the conservatory she became increasingly involved in contemporary dance, composing for choreographers such as David Middendorp (contracted by Korzo) and previous Nederlands Dans Theater dancer, Natalia Horecna.
Since January 2014 she has continued to collaborate with and compose for performers and artists based in The Netherlands including for the Moderne Theaterdans department of Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, and for the artists Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen in A Family Portrait commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum. Aside from being remixed by producer/composer/DJ Gary Shepard, her work for David Middendorp/Korzo with Flyland premiered at Oerol Festival in Terschelling and recently Genevieve collaborated in the tape part of Martijn Padding’s latest work Homage to (and with) Anner for Anner Bylsma’s 80th birthday. She now continues to perform with The Job in their extended band known as ‘Paco and the Backscratchers’ and is currently focussing on her own music, with a band in preparation for an album in 2015.
The multidisciplinary composer has been accepted to study at DasArts Master of Theatre where she will begin in September 2015. There she will have time to focus on her performance concepts in combination with her compositions.