Lina Andonovska at Melbourne Festival
Curiosity, fearlessness and versatility carry Lina Andonovska’s artistry around the globe, and she returns here to home soil with a program that invokes a staggering range of musical contrasts and demands on the performer.
Andonovska is a rare breed in the flute world. A name that you’ll discover on both the pages of Rolling Stone and the Australian Chamber Orchestra roster, she has not only cultivated partnerships with leading composers including Louis Andriessen, Thomas Adès and Bryce Dessner (The National), but also deep community ties from Timor Leste to Tokyo’s incubator Wonder Site.
Here we reveal a solo voice surveying the peaks of contemporary composition, culminating with the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s Bridget: a work commissioned by Andonovska based on repetition, accumulation and manipulation of layering inherent in the works of British visual artist Bridget Riley.
Featured non-Australian music: Higdon, Fonville. Dennehy
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