2018 MusiciansEliza Shephard

Eliza is a graduate of the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class) in Flute Performance studying under Virginia Taylor. In 2017 she was accepted into the ANAM/Griffith University Master of Music degree, where she is continuing her exploration of the Glissando Headjoint. In 2014, Eliza received her Licentiate of Music (LMusA), and was accepted into Honours at ANU, where she also received the Peter Karmel Honours Scholarship for Music. 

Eliza spent a semester in New York studying with American flutist and pioneer Robert Dick in 2015. Flutists from all over the world participated in this exclusive studio, and Eliza was the only Australian accepted into the course. She was invited to present her research on the Glissando Headjoint at the inaugural UNBOUND Flute Festival in Brisbane in 2016.

In 2017, Eliza was selected to partake in Arts8, a program for young artists from all art forms to band together and create a piece of theatre in 2 days through improvisation and experimentation.

Eliza was awarded second place in the Open Competition at the Australian Flute Festival, and second place at Melbourne Youth Orchestra’s Virtuosity competition, as well as second in the Musical Society of Victoria’s Hephzibah Menuhin competition.

Eliza is a passionate young musician interested in various genres of music and in many capacities. She has hosted courses on extended techniques around Australia, and is an avid participator and advocate for new music.

Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – The Orloff Family Charitable Trust, Arnis Dzedins, David Gonzalez and Max Coffman, Colin and Robyn Jones, Paul and Yvonne Lynch, Harold Mitchell Foundation

Image by Pia Johnson


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