The Committee

President: Henry Liang
Vice President: Lamorna Nightingale
Secretary: Tina Marsden
Membership Secretary: Derek Galloway
E-newsletter Editor: Derek Galloway
Treasurer: David Leviston
Assistant Treasurer: Lisa Cartwright
Digital Media Co-ordinator: Henry Liang 
Event Registrar: Angus McPherson
Regional Co-ordinator: Rosalie Bourne

General Committee:
James Kortum, Lyndie Leviston, Kate Wiktorowicz, Jude Huxtable, 
Rachel Herbert, Jocelyn Fazzone, Marie Heinrich, Samantha Joseph.

The Flute Society of NSW is run by a committee of volunteers. The members of the committee give generously of their time and experience to make Flute Society of NSW as useful as possible to the flute community.

The committee meet throughout the year to organise Flute Society events and hold an Annual General Meeting once a year to elect members of the committee and deal with official business. Click here to view the minutes of the meetings.

President - Henry Liang B.Mus L.MusA

Henry Liang is a flute and piccolo player in the Royal Australian Navy Band, with whom he performs extensively around Australia and the world. When not on stage, Henry shares his musical knowledge as a flute tutor in his home studio in Sydney.

Henry first encountered the flute as a six-year-old in his native China, where he set out to approach the traditional Chinese Bamboo Flute (Dizi) in his local primary school’s Traditional Chinese Music Ensemble. Henry began learning the Western concert flute two years later, which gave him the versatility to become a member of the Guangzhou Youth Orchestra. 

In 2000, moving to Australia afforded Henry the opportunity to widen his musical experience with world-renowned mentors. Throughout secondary school, Henry was a member of various musical ensembles including the Sydney Youth Orchestra, where he played under the baton of inspiring conductors Max McBride, Richard Gill and Steve Williams.

Henry went on to a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with James Kortum and Alexa Still. During his studies, Henry also participated in masterclasses with international guest flautists, including Michael Cox, Denis Bouriakov, Emmanuel Pahud, Emily Beynon, and Alison Mitchell. 

Picking up a variety of other instruments during his studies, including the saxophone, strengthened Henry's appreciation for many different genres of music. This subsequently encouraged him to start exploring more contemporary and eccentric techniques, such as beatboxing whilst playing the flute, and circular breathing.

Vice President - Lamorna Nightingale M.Perf, B.Mus

Lamorna Nightingale is a core member of the new music group - Ensemble Offspring and has been performing with them since 2007. 

She has appeared as a casual member of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra and as a guest artist with The Song Company, Synergy Percussion, Halcyon and Kammer. Lamorna enjoys exploring and disseminating new repertoire for flute. She has performed on two recordings of new Australian flute music ‘Eat Chocolate and Cry’ and ‘Spirit of the Plains’ and has created several pedagogical volumes of repertoire for young flute players through her publishing company, Fluteworthy

Secretary - Tina Marsden

Tina completed a Bachelor of Music degree and a Graduate Diploma in Music at the Queensland Conservatorium. She won a two-year 'German Academic Exchange Service' scholarship to study at the Munich Musikhochschule. During this time Tina performed solo, in small ensembles, and played with orchestras throughout Germany, Switzerland, England and the Ukraine. After gaining her 'Meisterklasse' diploma in Performance, she continued cultivating her art for three years in Germany and Canada before returning to Australia.

Tina returned to Brisbane and completed a Master of Music degree, where she focussed on exploring flute music of Latin America. She established a busy teaching practice, a thriving restaurant concert series, and held several positions with the Qld. Flute Guild before moving to Sydney to further pursue music and meditation interests.

Tina has performed together with, and for flautists such as: James Galway, Patrick Gallois, Paul Edmund-Davies, Andras Adorjan and Michael Cox.

She currently teaches flute at a North Sydney College and Primary School, and hosts a busy private flute teaching studio at Chatswood.Tina plays at 'Music Meditation' and 'Urban Yoga Retreat' events around Sydney, and performs in the flute and guitar duo 'Mosaic Ensemble'.

Membership Secretary & E-newsletter Editor - Derek Galloway

Born in Kilmarnock Scotland in 1963, Derek started playing the flute at the age of fourteen. He studied flute with Shelia Cochrane at Napier University Edinburgh and in 2001 began studies with Sheena Gordon (Scottish Chamber Orchestra) , Derek has attended and played in masterclasses with such players as  Wissam Boustany, David Nicolson, Lorna McGhee, Paul Edmond-Davis, Peter Lloyd, Ian Clarke and Sir James Galway.
Derek was founder member and played with "Zonda Flutes" an award winning flute trio based in Glasgow and played professionally for many years in the UK.

Since moving to Australia in 2008 Derek has quickly established himself as a popular music educator and flute teacher , he teaches  in Sydney schools and is in demand as a flute tutor for band and orchestral camps. 
In 2009 he was appointed director of the recorder programme at Lane Cove Public School. And along with other Sydney based flute teachers has started "Flute Connections" an organisation who provide professional educational workshops in NSW. He has recently opened his own studio and performing venue:SoundHub in Lane Cove.

Derek is an Associate of Trinity College of Music London and has a Diploma in  Music from the Open University. He is a member of the "British Flute Society" ,  "The National Flute Association of America"and is membership secretary of "The Flute Society of NSW". He also plays flute and piccolo in the Marrickville Symphony Orchestra and is soon to appear in the new Baz Luhrmann movie "The Great Gatsby".

Treasurer - David Leviston

David Leviston grew up in Melbourne and started playing the flute at age seven. He has studied with many teachers most notably in Australia with Audrey Walklate, Leslie Barklamb, Margaret Crawford, David Cubbin, Colin Evans and Linda Vogt. Overseas he studied with William Bennett, Peter Lloyd, Michel Debost, John Wion, Julius Baker, Sam Baron and James Pellerite.

Abandoning his course in Law at aged 19, he took a position in the ABC Sinfonia in Sydney and then one year later in 1969 moved to Perth to take a position in the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. During 1968 and 1969 David successfully gained his Associate and Licentiate Diplomas in Performance on Flute. During his 9 years in Perth he travelled many times to Europe and the US to study and participate in competitions being the beneficient of an Australia Council grant for that purpose in 1975.

For many years David freelanced in the various orchestras around Australia, taught at several Universities, was an AMEB examiner at all levels and maintained an extensive private teaching practice based in Sydney.

In 1988 David took an opportunity to start a specialty flute business based around supplying some of the world’s leading flutes supported by leading edge servicing. This business, Flute Fidelity, now Flutes & Flutists, quickly became one of the leading businesses of its kind in Australia.

Flute Fidelity/Flutes & Flutists has presented numerous concerts and masterclasses for many Australian and overseas visiting artists. This experience resulted in David initiating and leading the development of the Sydney Flute Festival, now the Australian Flute Festival, which he directs together with his wife, Lyndie Leviston.

Assistant Treasurer - Lisa Cartwright BMus, BA(Hons), LMusA, AMusA (Dist), GradDipCouns, CertTESOL(Dist), CertIVTAE

Lisa has been involved in music education for almost two decades.  She is a private studio flute teacher, based in Randwick, and has also worked in several schools around Sydney. Although working one to one with flute students is her main focus, she has been a Teaching Artist for The Song Room, a Kindermusik educator and a school band and ensembles director. 

Lisa’s first love is Western art music, but she has a keen interest in many different genres and sings with a vocal trio with a wide range of repertoire. She will perform at this year’s National Folk Festival, as a co-artist (voice and flute) with singer-songwriter Christina Mimmocchi and cellist John Napier.

Lisa has also worn other professional “hats”, being a trained counsellor and a teacher of English to adults, but the flute, and her love of sharing music-making with students, keeps calling her back.

Lisa studied at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, with James Kortum and Michael Scott, and then undertook her final year of performance studies at Sydney University, to facilitate the opportunity to gain an Honours Degree in English literature. She has a passionate interest in ongoing education and in bringing out the best in her students.

Event Registrar - Angus McPherson

Angus McPherson is an Australian flutist based in Sydney and Hobart. Currently studying for a PhD in Music at the University of Tasmania, he completed a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Alexa Still. In addition to performing with the Conservatorium's orchestras and large ensembles, he has performed in orchestras for local musical societies as well as with the Turramurra based Orchestra 143. Angus was a co-soloist with Orchestra 143 in May 2011, performing Cimarosa's Concerto for Two Flutes withMeghan FitzGerald, and in December 2013 performed Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in D major, RV428, "The Goldfinch."

Although Angus enjoys many styles of music, he is keenly interested in contemporary music and extended techniques for the flute. In 2011 he spent several months in New York conducting interviews with the contemporary flute expert Robert Dick about his invention; the Glissando Headjoint.Angus has performed in international masterclasses for Robert Dick in Seattle, USA, and Gergely Ittzés in Győr, Hungary. In August 2011 he played flute, alto flute and piccolo in the International Opera Theater's production of the contemporary opera, Decameron, in Citta della Pieve and Citta di Saluzzo, Italy. He has performed in masterclasses in Sydney for numerous flutists including Alison Mitchel, Michael Cox, Emmanuel Pahud and Aldo Baerton. Angus performs around Australia, runs workshops on extended techniques and contemporary flute playing and has adjudicated at the NSW Flute Society's annual eisteddfod. He holds an AMusA and LMusA (with Distinction) from the Australian Music Examinations Board and has contributed articles to Flute FocusFlute Tutor Australia and the British Flute Society's Journal, Pan.

Regional Co-ordinator - Rosalie Bourne 

Rosalie completed both her undergraduate and post graduate studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has studied with Suzie Miller, Michael Scott, James Kortum and Janet Webb, as well as participated in masterclasses with flautists including Susan Milan and Jane Rutter.

An active and committed member of the Australian Flute Community, Rosalie is the Founder & Principal of Flute Tutor Australia, a leading web resource enabling sharing of flute information and event dates across Australia.

Rosalie is Head of Woodwind at the Central Coast Conservatorium and also teaches and leads ensembles from her private studios on the NSW Central Coast and at a number of Sydney and Central Coast schools.

James Kortum

James Kortum has had a rich and varied career as performer and teacher. In 1977 he became Principal Flute with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and subsequently has been Principal Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Second Flute with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has also been Principal Flute with the Sydney Productions of Phantom of the Opera and Fiddler on the Roof and has been guest Principal with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia, Hunter Orchestra and Pacific Opera Orchestra. James has appeared as guest artist at flute conventions and festivals held in Sydney, Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Christchurch and Canberra, plus given masterclasses both nationally and internationally.

James has been Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Newcastle  Conservatorium of Music, Monash University and The University of Melbourne. In 2005 he received the Master of Arts (Music) degree from the University of Newcastle for his text on flute playing, The Purposeful Flautist: Technique to Interpretation. A devoted ‘yogi’, in 2012, James completed the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Institute and from 2012 has taught classes for musicians at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The Australian Institute of Music and The Sound Hub. In 2013 James gave yoga classes at the summer flute course taught by Rien de Reede and Thies Roorda in Buonconvento, Italy and also offered yoga classes at the 2013 Australian Flute Festival.

Lyndie Leviston

Lyndie Leviston studied for her B.Mus (Perf) degree under the guidance of Swiss flutist, Beat Wenger, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In 1996 Lyndie filled the position of Sub-Principal flute, doubling piccolo, with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra and was a member of the Viva Musica Quartet.

Upon immigrating to New Zealand in 1999, Lyndie became the Vice-President of the New Zealand Recorder Society and the Secretary of the New Zealand Flute Society.  She was invited to play First and Second Flute in the Auckland Symphony Orchestra, and formed a flute/piano duo called Tui’s Company, freelancing in and around Auckland.

Lyndie has taught Flute, Recorder and Piano for over 25 years.  She was the resident flute teacher at the Corelli School of the Arts and taught at the Auckland University Academy of Music before moving to Australia.

Lyndie, together with her husband David Leviston, is currently Director and Coordinator of the Australian Flute Festival - a biannual event consisting of masterclasses, workshops, competitions and recitals which showcases and promotes Australian and International flutists. 

Lyndie's other passion is running marathons and together with a group of Sydney flutists, enjoys running marathons in Sydney, interstate and abroad.

Jude Huxtable BA, A Mus A, LTCL

Jude Huxtable began her lifelong love of the flute when, as a primary school student, she heard Victor McMahon play the Carnival of Venice. She eventually studied flute with Peter Richardson, Nicola Snekker and Margaret Crawford.

Jude has taught flute at Abbotsleigh school for the past 35 years, whilst also maintaining a private studio. She has recently become an AMEB Examiner.

A long commitment to the NSW Flute Society has seen her organise or help to organise a number of Flute Eisteddfods and, with Jocelyn Fazzone, many Teachers Form s dedicated to the provision of some form of community and professional development for the flute teaching fraternity of Sydney.

She plays with Sydney Wind Symphony and occasionally with Kuringai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rachel Herbert

Rachel began learning flute at age 12 and quickly progressed, achieving her A.Mus.A at age 16.
After school, she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium, completing her Diploma of the State
Conservatorium of Music (DSCM) in 1989. Since graduating, she has worked as a freelance musician,
touring for Musica Viva, teaching at various schools and running her business, Sondelle, which
provides fine chamber music for over 100 functions each year. Rachel plays flute and piccolo with
Ku-Ring-Gai Philharmonic Orchestra, Manly Warringah Orchestra, has a successful teaching studio
and tutors at many band camps. 

Jocelyn Edey Fazzone

Jocelyn Edey Fazzone is a Sydney born performer and teacher of both flute and piano. Her studies under the renowned teachers Nancy Salas, Erica Booker (piano), and Michael Scott, David Cubbin, Maxence Larrieu, Robert Willoughby (flute) were undertaken at Sydney University and Sydney Conservatorium, Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, and Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, USA.  Jocelyn has performed in the Sydney, Tasmanian & Queensland Symphony Orchestras, the Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra & the Collegium Academicum Orchestra. She currently teaches part-time at the Sydney Conservatorium and Wesley Institute; is the Woodwind Advisor and Senior examiner for the AMEB NSW; and is a regular performer of chamber music with Windfall Sextet, with Moran/Fazzone duo, and performs as the regular Associate Artist with flautist Janet Webb.  Jocelyn is one of the leading teachers of flute in NSW, having been awarded the AMEB Shield for achieving the highest student results on 5 occasions since 2004. She has released 2 CDs to date as Associate Artist to leading Australian flautists; she has recently co- published a large collection of flute studies; and is currently co- authoring a volume on flute teaching methods for new teachers.

Marie Heinrich

Praised for her instinctive musicality and robust sound, international flutist Marie Irene Heinrich enjoys a varied career as a flutist and educator. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia and appears as a freelance solo, orchestral, and chamber musician throughout Australia, North America and New Zealand.

She holds a Masters degree in Music Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a Bachelors degree in K-12 Music Education from the University of Colorado. Her principal teachers include Christina Jennings and Alexa Still.

Marie has performed with the Palace Gate Orchestra, the Sydney Conservatorium Modern Music Ensemble, the University of Colorado Orchestra and the Colorado Mahlerfest Orchestra. Recent engagements include solo performances at New Zealand Woodwind Competition and the Gisborne International Music Competition.

In high demand as a pedagogue, Marie maintains a flute studio of 63 students and currently lectures in flute
at Northbridge Public School, Saint Scholastica’s College, Queenwood School for Girls and SCEGGS Darlinghurst. She also prepares students for Trinity College, ABRSM and AMEB music exams. Aside from her teaching duties, Marie serves as assistant treasurer for the Flute Society of New South Wales. 

Samantha Joseph M.Mus performance

Samantha Joseph has performed in concerts in Australia, Scandinavia, Russia, the United Kingdom and Italy, and live on ABC Classic FM and ArtSound FM.  Samantha divides her time performing regularly as flute soloist and chamber musician in and around Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia.

Samantha studied with Virginia Taylor and Vernon Hill at the Australian National University, completing a Master of Music degree in flute performance.  During this time, Samantha travelled throughout Australia and Europe, participating in master classes and private study with Michael Cox, Wendy Quinlan, Lloyd Hudson, Alison Mitchell, Robert Winn and Peter Lloyd.

In addition to her love of classical music performance, Samantha equally loves exploring a wide range of styles and sounds such as folk music, traditional Gamelan Ensemble and Brazilian Choro Ensemble, and enjoys experimenting with modern works and 20th century techniques.  Most recently, Samantha has been indulging her love for the dramatic by working closely with opera singers and exploring the great opera works for flute and soprano duets.

Complementing her performing career, Samantha also enjoys teaching in and around Sydney, Australia. 

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