Principal Piccolo – Hong Kong Philharmonic
Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Canberra School of Music; Royal Northern College of Music, England
Linda Stuckey joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in September 1997 as Piccolo and Flute player. Born in Sydney, she began her music studies at the age of five on the recorder, moving on to the piccolo and then the flute. Her first major performance was a piccolo solo at the age of ten in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, after which she appeared with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, among many others.
In 1990, she was awarded the Licentiate of Music of Australia and co-founded the Kulgarni Wind Quintet. One of the Quintet’s special appearances includes a 1992 performance for former U.S. President George Bush. In the same year, Jeunnesses Musicales invited the Quintet to perform in Montreal for the city’s 350th anniversary.
Stuckey went on to win the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the AMEB/Sydney Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, the John Lehner Flute Scholarship, the Doris Pilkington Memorial Prize at the City of Sydney Eisteddfod, and the inaugural Chamber Music Prize from the Canberra School of Music from which she received her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours in 1994. Stuckey has toured Europe twice, with the Australian Youth Orchestra (1994) and the Schleiswig-Holstein Music Festival (1997). She has also won several scholarships, including the Queen’s Trust Scholarship Award for Young Australians which enabled her to carry out postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. She studied flute and piccolo there with Peter Lloyd and Patricia Morris, completing her Postgraduate Diploma and her Performance Diploma in 1997.
Linda Stuckey has performed as soloist with several Australian orchestras as well as the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.
Last updated 2023