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Artist/s:  Laura Chislett (flute); Stephanie McCallum (piano); Thomas Jones (violin) Category:  Classical, New Music

Elena Kats-Chernin’s new flute concerto Night and Now is the result of a long friendship and collaboration with flautist Sally Walker. Sally will be premiering the concerto on Saturday 24 October with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by...

After a fortuitous conversation with flautist Sally Walker, a Coogee bank teller introduced her to his mum. 15 years later his mum has written a concerto for her talented and dear...

By Jacqueline Pace As a high school student taking lessons on 3 woodwind instruments, I heard all sorts of theories about how reed instruments would ruin my flute embouchure. I was also told never to touch brass instruments, because this...

- Email Interview with Peter Sheridan -

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Happy NEW YEAR to all our readers out there! I had the wonderful opportunity to have a brief chat to the outstanding British Low Flutes specialist, Carla Rees the other day. This extraordinary performer, arranger and improviser has contributed so much to promotion and enthusiasm of...

Review by Angus McPherson Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773) Sei Duetti, op. 2 (1959)

CLAIM YOUR FREE COPY! - 24 hours ONLY Friday 14 November 2014 New York Time (available until 4pm Saturday 15th 2014 Sydney...

Question: Regarding the Pierre Boulez: "...explosante-fixe..." a work for MIDI flute solo, live electronics, and chamber ensemble. Does anyone know about this 'midi flute' and it's function. Is it some type of electronica or another instrument?" Answer: It seems to be a flute...

The following question was received from a curious Australian flutist... "The wonderful flautist Joachim Anderson wrote a set of 8 performance pieces for flute and piano (No.6 Scherzino seems to be the most well known) and I'm wondering if anyone knows 'why' he wrote this particular...

Janet Bordeaux is a Flutist & Composer and she has been kind enough to share...

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORKSHOP IN CANBERRA AT TRITONE BRASS & WOODWIND  AND THE OWNER DIRK ZEYLMANS VAN EMMICHIOVEN. It all started in 1983 when I was in high school and my music...

his question was received from a flute teacher - please post your responses/suggestions as comments below. "I have a young student whose aperture closes down in the upper register. Would the straw exercise or the button/string trick be beneficial to reinforce an opening?" Stephanie...

ARGENTINE FIRE FOR FLUTE AND GUITAR Concert review by Latham Horn (The reviewer, Latham Horn, was the only flautist to successfully...

A Family Tradition continues in Melbourne: The Fisenden Family. Flautists Neil and Rae-Helen Fisenden have shared a life of fluting and friendship for nearly 45 years and that includes 37 of them as...

Do you suffer any level of performance anxiety?  Do your students? Good news!!!!  It can be treated!!!!  

Once one takes the step of deciding to pursue music at a tertiary level, and then moving into the professional world, the expectations for assessment, competitions, eistedfodds and performances change.  One expectation, which can often be a very...

With the 2013 Australian Flute Festival happening in Canberra in October of this year we were thrilled to catch up with Lyndie Leviston (Australian Flute Festival Coordinator/Director) to find out a little more about what to expect from the biggest flute event in...

Having recently received some questions and comments regarding teaching private instrumental lessons via Skype, we decided that further discussion may help teachers and students to achieve a successful lesson...

Often students will present with a tear drop upper lip.  In most cases where a pronounced tear drop is present it results in the traditional placement of the flute in the centre of the lip as ineffective as it obstructs the air stream.  This results in it...

Braces are almost a right of passage for many students these days and as teachers we have all faced this dilemma at one time or another and new teachers are guaranteed to come across it sooner or later. If your...

Improving Your Scales – A LOT! By Samantha Coates The ScaleBlitzer app is the revolutionary new app that makes scales and arpeggios (and any other technical work) fun...

Tone is an aspect of flute playing that takes many hours of critical listening and experimentation. The alto flute can produce a tone that is richer, deeper and warmer than the c flute, but it does not leap out of the alto as soon as we start playing. Like the c flute, the alto will sound...

People who are interested in purchasing an alto flute must make a decision whether to get a curved or a straight head joint. There are advantages and disadvantages to both and people should try each design before deciding. Most entry-level altos can be purchased with either head joint or...

Monologues & Dialogues is Peter Sheridan’s new album featuring fourteen compositions for low flutes. Throughout the album, Peter performs on alto, bass, contrabass and hyperbass flutes, creating a showcase of the instruments pitched below the C...

The Yoga of Performance - By James Kortum -   “sa tu dirghakala nairantarya satkara adara asevito drdhabhumih”   The opening quote...

If an opportunity hasn't found you then maybe it is time for you to CREATE it! Happy New year!!! 2013 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for flute players around...

Flute Tutor Australia is excited to feature the talented young Australian flutist, Angus McPherson. Angus studied with Alexa Still at the Sydney Conservatorium and has made a name for himself as an avid performer of contemporary flute music. He is well known for performing pieces that...

Shaun Barlow - Interview by Jennifer Bradstreet (Originally published by The NSW Flute Society Blog in October 2012 and published on Flute Tutor...

The most important thing to remember is that when preparing a student for HSC performance requirements it is a very different process of repertoire choice to an AMEB exam or Trinity exam where you are choosing from set lists of works.  Information regarding the HSC syllabus requirements...

Flouble (rhymes with ‘double’), is a fantastic new tool for composers and performers working with multiphonics for the flute. Created by the virtuoso Hungarian flutist-composer Gergely Ittzés, Flouble is based on Ittzés’ Chart of Double-Stops, a ‘periodic table’ of...

The Fisenden Flute Ensemble ( FFE ) is a group of passionate professional West Australian flute players who have, in recent years, made significant strides in developing their craft as world class performers and have garnered a great deal of attention both at National and International...

Where Everything is Music – Reza Vali Tuesday 19 June 2012, 7pm The Goethe-Institut Sydney Review by Angus McPherson

This month Flute Tutor Australia is delighted to feature a wonderful young up and coming Australian Flute player, Brijette Tubb. Brijette completed her Bachelor of Music (with Distinction) at the University of Southern Queensland, and Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Advanced Flute...

A Review by Angus McPherson www.angusmcphersonflute.com SCM Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Imre Palló Soloist: Alexa Still

A great exercise to improve finger fluency and technique in the 3rd register from Niall O'Riordan: "Take this 5 note scale pattern 3rd 8va (c,d,e,f,g,f,e,d,c) and see what speed you can play it...

 Matthew Hindson: Flute Concerto to Premiere 4th May MATTHEW HINDSON

- Press Release, 2nd March 2012 - Internationally acclaimed flutist Jane Rutter stars in the smash hit music/theatre piece An Australian in Paris: a...

This month Flute Tutor Australia is pleased to feature 'Andantino', the first of Mouquet's five short pieces, beautifully played by Karen Lonsdale (flute) and Dave Mibus (piano). This is just one of the 17 tracks on Karen's Album, 'Vocalise'. We hope you enjoy listening to this track as...

An absolutely beautiful performance by Ben Hoadley -Bassoon; Luca Manghi -Flute; David Kelly -Piano which was recorded live at The Studio, Flute Tree & The Woodwind Group Feb 2012. For more information or to connect with the artists, please contact 

Meet Lamorna Nightingale... An Interview By Jennifer Bradstreet (Originally published by The...

 Jane Rutter An Australian in Paris  Fresh from Paris, Jane talks about her love of French culture and her experiences on tour. She also has advice for aspiring...

 by Shaun Barlow (Originally published by The NSW Flute Society Blog in September 2010 and published on Flute Tutor Australia at the request of the NSW Flute Society in February...

 Linda Vogt AM 28 September 1922 – THE recent world premiere performance of Three Pictures for Linda for flute ensemble was commissioned, written and performed in honour of Linda Vogt. Here, we take a look over a...

- Event Review - by Janet Webb (Originally published by The NSW Flute Society Blog in September 2010 and published on Flute Tutor Australia at the request...

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