Born in Luxembourg in 1965, Georges Lentz studied violin and musical theory at the
Luxembourg Conservatory, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris and the
Musikhochschule in Hanover. He took courses in composition with Alex Mullenbach
(Luxembourg) and Peter Sculthorpe (Sydney, Australia). He has lived in Australia since 1990
and plays violin in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. His works have been performed in
numerous European countries as well as in the United States, Australia, New Zealand and
Asia. Georges Lentz was awarded a special mention at the International Composition
Competition in Vienna in 1991; in 1997, he won the most important competition for
composition in Australia, the Paul Lowin Award for Orchestral Composition. He has been
working at a long work called Mysterium (Caeli enarrant VII) since 1994; a fragment of this
was performed at the international music festival June in Buffalo (New York State) in 1997.
His future projects also include a work for the London Sinfonietta in 2001.