Anna Rabinowicz is a Melbourne-born flautist undertaking her second year at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), studying with Alison Mitchell. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Performance with Distinction from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in 2021, where she studied with Virginia Taylor.
Anna is a WmS Haynes Flutes Young Artist and has distinguished herself in many competitions and awards, including the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence, and the Barbara Hebden Bursary. Most recently, she was a finalist at the 2022 Australian Youth Classical Music Competition.
Anna is a keen orchestral musician. She is the Principal Flute of the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO), and has participated in the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program. Anna has performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria; and has worked with conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Larry Rachleff, Umberto Clerici and Asher Fisch. Some of these concerts have been broadcast by the Australian Digital Concert Hall and ABC Classic FM.
Anna has also performed as a concerto soloist, notably with the Queensland Conservatorium’s String Orchestra and Percussion Ensemble, and recently with the ANAM Orchestra directed by Erin Helyard. Anna is also an accomplished chamber musician, and has performed at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music Winter School, alongside musicians such as James Crabb, Paul Dean and Peter Luff. Anna is a member of Duo Liberta, an established flute and guitar duo with Jeremy Stafford, that has been performing widely in Queensland and Victoria since 2018.
Anna has a wide background in music. She has been a chorister since childhood, and by the age of 16, had achieved her AMEB Grade 8 in flute, violin, and piano. While still at school, she was selected for national and state music programs such as Symphony Australia’s Scholar Conductors’ Program, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Secondary Symphony Project. Anna is passionate about conducting, and has led many self-organised ensembles and concerts. She was the conductor for the Women of Noise concerts at the Queensland Conservatorium, which focused on works by notable female composers such as Lili Boulanger, Elena Kats-Chernin and Lisa Illean.
Anna is bilingual in English and French, and also speaks German. In her spare time, Anna enjoys painting, visiting art galleries, and cooking up a storm.
FROM: Melbourne, VIC. Lands of the Kulin Nation.
Anna's training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Sue Driver, Sieglind D'Arcy, Elida Brereton, Pip Robinson, Jan and Michael McColl, Fiona MacDonald and Graham McConnell
Photo credit Pia Johnson