Australian flautist Lina Andonovska leads an active and diverse career that sees her performing from the Barbican Centre (UK), the Sydney Opera House, the National Centre for Perming Arts (China) to the town squares of East Timor. Most recently, Lina was co-principal flute with the Southbank Sinfonia (UK). Lina was an Australian National Academy of Music scholarship holder in 2010. Prior to that she attained a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the Australian National University. As a passionate performer of new music, Lina has worked with world-renowned composers Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Andrew Ford, Anthony Pateras and Larry Sitsky.
In addition to an active chamber music and solo career, Lina Andonovska frequently plays with Australia’s major orchestras including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and most recently the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the UK. She has performed concerti with the Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, Lina held a fellowship with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing and recording under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy.
In addition to her love of classical music performance, Lina’s open-mindedness and versatility as a musician enable her to feel comfortably at ease when performing in an impressive range of musical styles. Equally at home with improvisation and the printed page, Lina has performed at Byron Bay Bluesfest alongside a line-up including Bob Dylan and Jethro Tull, Woodford Folk Festival and the Dreaming Festival, a celebration of Indigenous art and culture. Early in 2011 and 2013 Lina travelled to East Timor where she led and assisted in a community outreach project that brought different music-making skills to children living in remote rural communities as well as promoting collaboration through cultural exchange.
Lina has studied intensively with Michael Cox, Wissam Boustany, Margaret Crawford, Virginia Taylor and Vernon Hill. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including an ArtStart and JUMP mentorship by Australian Council for the Arts, project funding by the Ian Potter Foundation and being a national finalist for the Freedman Fellowship (2011). She has performed as part of the New Music Network’s ‘mini-series’ in Melbourne and live studio recording for ABC Classic FM’s New Music Up. Upcoming performances include a recital of all-Australian music at Canberra’s YouAreHere Festival and the Australian Flute Festival. In 2013, Lina has been announced as a fellow at the Australian Academy of Music and is an avid flamenco dancer in her spare time.
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