Georgina McKay Lodge has performed on baroque viola and violin with European early music ensembles Les Arts Florissants, Holland Baroque, Camerata Øresund, Copenhagen Soloists, Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience; and in the USA with Teatro Nuovo opera orchestra, The Sebastians, Voyage Sonique, Grand Harmonie, The Berry Collective, at Boston Early Music Festival, at Oregon Bach Festival, and alongside musicians of Tafelmusik, Concerto Copenhagen, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Juilliard School, Harvard University, and Universität Mozarteum Salzburg historical performance programs. Ms. McKay Lodge won the Best Bach award two years in a row at the Ohio Viola Society Competition.
Ms. McKay Lodge studied modern viola performance with Michelle LaCourse, Carol Rodland, and Peter Slowik, and received baroque viola and violin instruction from Jane Starkman, Cynthia Roberts, Walter Reiter, and Peter Spissky. She has played under directors Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Kurt Masur, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Gaffigan, James Feddeck, Jayce Ogren, Neil Varon, David Hoose, Scott Allen Jarrett, Edward Elwyn Jones, Laurence Cummings, Robert Howarth, Tom Seligman, Alexander Weimann, Will Crutchfield, Paul Agnew, and Paul O’Dette. She has been a part of summer festivals Bowdoin International Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, California Summer Music, Credo Chamber Music, Milan Vitek’s International Masterclass in the Czech Republic, Elizabeth Wallfisch’s Masterclass in Italy, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Berwick Academy, Dartington Baroque Orchestra, Casa da Mateus in Portugal, and Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and Winter Institute.
A native of Oberlin, Ohio, she studied at the Oberlin Conservatory pre-college program before receiving her Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music from Boston University. She currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Georgina and Augusta McKay Lodge release J.G. Graun: Chamber Music from the Court of Frederick the Great through Brilliant Classics on May 1, 2021.
• Certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
• Teacher training with Carol Sykes, James Hutchins, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Sachiko Isihara, and at the Hartt Suzuki Institute and Ithaca Suzuki Institute.
• Faculty positions at Suzuki School of Newton and Dana Hall School of Music
• For the student to love and enjoy music foremost.
• Growth, musical and personal.
• Healthy posture/technique and ergonomic setup.
• Student motivated to perform in recitals.
• Valuable channel for expression.
• Develops focus and discipline.
• Encourages self-awareness and empathy.
• Provides a peer group and social opportunity (group class, chamber music, orchestra).
• Makes you smarter, according to science.