Brisbane-born flautist, Lilly Yang, enters ANAM in 2019 following many successful solo, orchestral and chamber performances at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). Highlights during her time as a Bachelor of Music candidate include performing the Nielsen Flute Concerto as soloist with the Conservatorium Divermenti String Orchestra, an internship with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and multiple performances as Principal Flute with the QCGU Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to commencing her studies at QCGU, Lilly was already exploring her fascination with performing in large ensembles within the Queensland Youth Orchestra and Young Conservatorium programs. Throughout her studies, Lilly has performed with a vast number of QCGU ensembles. This includes the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Musical Theatre Ensemble and Wind Orchestra. Through these orchestras, she has been fortunate enough to perform under the baton of world-renowned conductors such as Jessica Cottis, Elim Chan, Johannes Fritzsch and Fabian Russell among others.
Externally to QCGU, Lilly successfully auditioned for the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp (2017 and 2019) and performed in Ensemble Q's performance of Ariadne auf Naxos with guest conductor Simone Young (2018). In addition to this, she was accepted into the Queensland Symphony Orchestra internship program in which she had the opportunity to observe rehearsals and perform within the orchestra. These engagements have been some of the most valuable and practical experiences in her development as a young professional musician.
Lilly is excited to once again join the Australian Youth Orchestra at their National Music Camp in early 2019 and continuing her professional development at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in Melbourne with Virginia Taylor.
Photo by Pia Johnson