Flute Fellow 2023 – Sydney Symphony Orchestra; Freelance
Australian Hometown(s): Canberra
Education: Queensland Conservatorium; Australian National Academy of Music
Flautist and writer Lily Bryant is one of Australia’s most exciting emerging performers. At the completion of her Bachelors of Music at Queensland Conservatorium under the guidance of renowned teacher Virginia Taylor, she was awarded the Conservatorium Medal, and accepted into the prestigious Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.
In her final year at ANAM, she won first prize in both the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition and Leslie Barklamb Flute Scholarship, and auditioned successfully for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Academy.
While her studies were curtailed by the pandemic, since leaving ANAM Lily has established herself as a solo, chamber and orchestral performer, frequently appearing with ensembles across Australia. She has appeared as Guest Principal Flute with the Sydney, Adelaide, and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, as well as performing casually for the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.
This year, Lily is the 2023 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Flute Fellow. She also has a passion for chamber music, and has appeared with Arcadia Winds, Inventi Ensemble, Rubiks Collective and Crosswinds Ensemble, in addition to regular recital engagements with Musica Viva.
Lily is also an avid writer and arts journalist, and has been published by Limelight, Kill Your Darlings and CutCommon.
Last updated 2023