Hi fellow flautists,
I am very honoured to have been appointed as the new President of the Flute Society of NSW and look forward to meeting you all.
I would like to thank our outgoing President, Henry Liang who has done a fabulous job, as has his wonderful committee. A warm welcome also to our new committee members.
My name is Janet Webb and for the past 34 years, I have been the principal flute of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, I was the principal flute of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. I hope to share my experiences and knowledge as an orchestral, solo and chamber musician and as a teacher.
We will be continuing our annual events next year such as our Gala Day in March as well as our Flute Eisteddfod in June. I urge members of all levels to come along to our Gala Day. Everyone gets to play in a supportive and educational atmosphere, it will be a fun day for all!
We also hope to continue to offer a grant for flute related projects. This year’s winners are:
– Rosalie Bourne – for developing a breathing workshop
– Gabrielle Cadenhead – a composer and performer of contemporary flute music
– Sarah Monk – a composer writing for mixed ability flute groups
– Chloe Chung – for making a video on body awareness (Alexander method)
Stay tuned for other events throughout the year.
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I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all next year.