Geoffrey Morris has created a unique path as a classical guitarist in Australia primarily through his pioneering work in contemporary music. To date he has played in over 150 performances of works for solo guitar, chamber works and works employing electronics.
His interpretations are often based upon direct contact with composers: Elena-Kats Chernin, Brian Ferneyhough, Jason Eckardt, Michael Finnissy, Horatiu Radulescu, Walter Zimmermann, Aldo Clementi, and many others.
He has been a member of the ELISION Ensemble since 1993, with whom he has premiered new chamber works by Franco Donatoni, Helen Gifford, Chaya Czernowin, Maurizio Pisati, and Gerard Brophy. With ELISION he recently premiered and recorded two new works by Brian Ferneyhough.
Also interested in the guitar’s earlier repertoire, Geoffrey has also explored the performance of the guitar’s nineteenth-century solo and lieder repertoire performing these works on both period and modern instruments. He has worked with many leading ensembles and individuals including the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, the Song Company, guitarist Norio Sato (Melbourne Festival), Ensemble 21 (New York City), Paul Grabowsky and Aphids Trio.