21 October 2013
Lina Andonovska wins the 2013 Freedman Fellowship
Flutist Lina Andonovska, 27, has won the 2013 MCA Freedman
Fellowship for Classical Music, presented by the Music Council of
Australia and the Freedman Foundation. Other finalists in 2013
included guitarists Zane Banks and Bradley Kunda, and cellist
Andonovska has a Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) from the Australian National University, and she was a scholarship holder at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2010. Most recently, she has been dividing her time between Australia and the UK where she has been co-principal flute with the Southbank Sinfonia. Andonovska is a passionate performer of new music who has worked with many composers including Brett Dean, Andrew Ford, Anthony Pateras, Larry Sitsky and Louis Andriessen. In 2013, Lina has been announced as a fellow at the Australian National Academy of Music and an Australia Council JUMP mentee.
The judges of the 2013 Fellowship were pianist Tamara Anna Cislowska, pianist and composer Ian Munro, and Professor Karl Kramer, the Dean of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
'Lina is a virtuosic player of great intelligence and exuberance. Her fresh imagination and vigour is brought to a great span of repertoire from the Baroque to the present, and she commissions and works with some of Australia's leading composers. She is very resourceful and already has performed with many orchestras in Australia and the UK and participated in eighth blackbird and Bang on a Can projects in the USA. Lina has a personality that reaches out to people and she helps audiences to find their way into unfamiliar music, even the new repertoire that does not follow old rules', the judges commented.
Lina will use her Freedman Fellowship prize money ($15,000) to commission a work from an Australian composer (Anthony Pateras), and include it on a new CD of Australian compositions.
Andonovska - homepage (www.linaandonovska.com)
Music Council of Australia - a list of Freedman Classical Fellows
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