2018 MusiciansCassandra Slater

Graduating from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Music with Honours with Patrick Nolan, Cassandra (Cassie) Slater is excited to commence her first year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the guidance of Virginia Taylor. 

Whilst at the University of Queensland, she was a semi-finalist in the Australian Flute Festival Competition in 2017, awarded the O'Brien Family Prize and the Donald Tugby Music Performance Prize, she was a finalist in the Queensland Flute Guild’s James Carson Memorial Prize for 2015 and 2016, and a University of Queensland Dean’s Scholar. Cassie’s professional highlights include performances with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as a part of her internship, augmenting and performing as a Next Generation Artist with the Southern Cross Soloists during their concert series and at the Bangalow Music Festival, and collaborating with Grammy award-winning flautist, Tim Munro.

In 2017, Cassie travelled to Europe for lessons with world-renowned flute pedagogues such as Felix Renggli, Emily Beynon, Thies Roorda, Juliette Hurel and Davide Formisano. She was excited to return to Europe and China at the end of 2017 with the Queensland Youth Symphony, as her fourth year with the Orchestra.

Cassie is looking forward to performing with the Australian Youth Orchestra as a part of their National Music Camp and February season in Adelaide and Melbourne in 2018. She will also return to Adelaide for a flute symposium with Michael Cox in April.

After refining her skills in Australia, she dreams that her love for the flute will take her overseas to pursue further study and ultimately hold a position in a symphony orchestra. If you’re ever up early enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of Cassie on her bike with her flute riding to the various practice rooms and concert halls!

Image by Pia Johnson

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