Reminiscing about past concerts in Mackay...
After completing my high school studies in 2009, I wanted to show my appreciation to family, friends, and the Mackay community. With the help of my piano teacher, I organised a flute and piano concert at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Mackay. The concert was free, and my mother put on an afternoon tea to follow.
In 2010, I moved to Brisbane to begin studying flute with Gerhard Mallon at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Although for the following four years I was primarily based in Brisbane, I returned home to give an annual flute and piano concert. From 2011, the concerts were held at the Trinity Anglican Church and donations raised were given to the church organ restoration fund.
I have themed my later concerts. In 2012 I chose my repertoire based around fairy tales, fables and fantasies. After noticing music inspired by birds is often synonymous with the flute, I chose an Aves theme for my 2013 concert. Performing Alan Ridout's The Emperor and the Bird of Paradise was particularly fun (watch the YouTube video below). I hope to present another performance in 2014 - perhaps with a circus theme!
Past concert flyers and programmes are listed in my Mackay Concerts tab (found in the drop-down menu under Concerts).
"Creativity takes courage"
- Henri Matisse