Graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) with Patrick Nolan, Cassandra (‘Cassie’) Slater is currently in her third year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the guidance of Virginia Taylor.
In 2019, Cassie performed the Ibert Flute Concerto with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as a finalist of the ANAM Concerto Competition, she travelled to Germany to perform with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra as a part of the MCO Academy, she performed the Françaix Quintet as a part of the Musica Viva Chamber Music Festival, and toured Europe and China as Principal Flute of the Australian Youth Orchestra. She also performed and recorded with AYO’s Momentum Ensemble around Sydney and Melbourne.
During her time at ANAM, Cassie has performed and worked with various flute pedagogues such as Denis Bouriakov, Michael Cox, Adam Walker, Emily Beynon, Wally Hase and Tim Munro. She was also delighted to perform the Debussy Trio for flute, harp and viola with Marshall McGuire which was broadcast on ABC Classic in 2017.
Cassie is a casual musician with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and also performs with various groups around Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
She is very much looking forward to the exciting opportunities that ANAM offers in 2020.
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by Di Jameson
Photo by Pia Johnson