Georgia Olivia Barnes is a composer, pianist, singer and opera director based in London. She is currently studying Composition and Vocal Studies under the tutelage of Errollyn Wallen CBE and Linda Hirst.
Georgia is particularly fond of writing vocal music. Her most recent opera A Time of Empty Tales, hosted by Tête à Tête, (inspired by 1001 Nights) was one of the first post-lockdown indoor operas in the UK. This was premiered at The Cockpit Theatre on 14th September 2020.
Georgia's upcoming projects involved the premier of her new orchestral piece 'Architexture' which will be recorded and streamed from Blackheath Halls in June. She is also working on a piano collaboration with Priscila Oprescu for the Trinity Laban New Light's Piano Festival.
As a former school organ scholar and chorister, Georgia grew up with a classical education in piano, voice and organ. She was particularly inspired by her lessons at Temple Church, Embankment, where she was mentored by Rosie Vinter. Upon leaving school, Georgia was awarded the WSHA Scholarship for further education in her field. As of 2021, Georgia has become a soprano choral scholar at St Margaret's Church, Lee Terrace in Blackheath. She sings there for weekly worship.
Georgia is also collaborating with vocalist Linda Hirst for a new instalment of 'Confessions (to My Fathers)'.
In 2020, Georgia founded her opera company Nine Muses Opera. The company stresses the importance of positive representation of women in opera.
This year, Georgia has thoroughly enjoyed singing with the Trinity Laban Chorus at Blackheath Halls and the Side by Side La Traviata project with The Welsh National Opera. She will be Assistant Director to The Royal Opera’s Thomas Guthrie in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID - 19)
As of 2021, Georgia has become a choral scholar for St Margaret's Church in Blackheath.