Georgina McKay Lodge

Viola & Violin

I am a violist and violinist performing and teaching throughout the United States and Europe. I specialize in historical performance on period instruments. I love libraries, dogs, and tea!


Violist Georgina McKay Lodge performs on both modern and baroque instruments. She has performed with leading Danish early music ensembles Camerata Øresund and Copenhagen Soloists on baroque viola and violin, elsewhere in Europe with Les Arts Florissants (upcoming), Holland Baroque, and Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música, and in the USA with Teatro Nuovo opera orchestra, period orchestra Grand Harmonie, Voyage Sonique, 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 serves as chair of the Emerging Professional Leadership Council for Early Music America. She 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, Peter Spissky, and Walter Reiter. 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, and Paul O’Dette. She has been a part of summer festivals including 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 Bachelors of Music from the Eastman School of Music and her Masters of Music from Boston University. She currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.




• 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.

Why music lessons?

• 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.


“Lacie” is highly acclaimed for her skill at being a dog. Born to humble beginnings somewhere outside Rochester, NY, she took up her current position as Couch Warmer at the age of six months. Internationally recognized for her game of tug, she collaborates regularly with colleagues Waffles, Daisy, and Princess Bacon. She has received glowing reviews such as “her decision to not bring the ball back was daring and fresh" and “here is a voice that will be the neighbors”. In her spare time Lacie enjoys not coming when called, eating carrots, and posing for her next Instagram appearance. She lives with her human, Georgina McKay Lodge, but often takes vacations on a farm in Ohio with those other people who feed and walk her.


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