From a young age, I have known two facts for certain: that I hope to see a change in this world, and that, given the right resources, I can actively strive to make this change.
At home in both the orchestral and contemporary worlds, the impact I can make on changing the world comes directly through my arts practice.
The two areas I am particularly passionate about are the presentation and recognition of work by contemporary Australian composers, particularly female composers, and the representation of Australia’s unique and fragile ecosystems through artistic exploration.
I am a core and founding member of Ensemble Muse, an ensemble advocating for the representation of women composers. Over the years, I have premiered solo and chamber works by Keyna Wilkins, Josephine Macken, Elia Bosshard, and Sarah Elise Thompson.
I also aim to share the value and beauty of Australian landscapes through music; performance highlights have included the Lost + Sound 2019 Series and Yerrabingin Rooftop Concert Series.
In March 2020, I graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a BMus in Flute Performance. Now, my studies will take me to London, where I will complete a two-year Postgraduate Certificate program (graduating Master of Arts), perfecting performance under the tuition of world-renowned flutists Samuel Coles and Karen Jones.
With a 0-10% acceptance rate, the Royal Academy of Music is one of the top music institutions worldwide, with strong performance programs in orchestral and contemporary music.
In addition to world-class training in performance, students of the Academy’s Postgraduate program receive the opportunity to network and perform within the musical hub of London. This will allow me to promote, and raise international awareness of, Australian composers, forging musical connections between Australia and the UK.
Upon the completion of my Postgraduate degree, I look forward to returning to Australia, sharing my knowledge through continued musical collaborations on home soil.
Study in the UK is costly, with tuition fees alone amounting to $50K per year. Having worked hard to save for my first year of study, your generosity and support will help me cover the remainder of my study expenses in the UK, allowing me to make my mark as an Australian musician on the world stage.
*My place at the Academy is secure; should I be unable to travel to the UK in September, my studies will start as soon as international travel is possible.