Canada Council for the Arts 2014 Grant Recipient
2014 Winner, Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize
2014 Winner, Masterclass Performers Competition, National Flute Association
Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival 2014 Senior Scholarships Recipient: Senator Norman M. Paterson & Sid Holmes Memorial Scholarships
Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award 2013 Recipient
Aug 3, 2014 - 15h00; with OF at Domaine Forget, Quebec
Aug 5, 2014 - 19h30; with OF at Theatre Banque National in Chicoutimi
August 9, 2014 - Sir James Galway Masterclass Performer; Revolutions for Solo Flute to be performed at Newly Published Music Concert Convention by Performers Competition winner; National Flute Assoc Convention, Chicago
Sept 14, 2014 - with London Beethoven Project, Symph 7 & 8; St Stephen's Church, London
October, 2014 - 19h30 with Orchestra Vitae , St-John's Smith Square, London
Lindsay Bryden is pursuing a Master of Arts in flute performance under William Bennett, OBE and Paul Edmund-Davies, and piccolo studies with Patricia Morris, at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, with the support of generous awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation* . She is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where her principal teacher was Simon Channing and where she was a RCM Scholar and Rising Star. She is a graduate and winner of the Fine Arts Award for flute from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, USA and former student of the Canterbury Arts High School program in Ottawa, Canada. Past teachers include Ottawa free-lance professional Beverley Robinson and former Detroit Symphony principal flutist Ervin Monroe.
Lindsay has had the opportunity to work with internationally renowned masters of flute and piccolo, such as Royal Concertgebouw principal Emily Beynon and piccoloist Nicola Mazzanti of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Florence, Italy. She has performed in a number of masterclasses, including for Sir James Galway, Jim Walker, Emmanuel Pahud and Susan Hoeppner. She is an extra for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and principal flutist for Ensemble Lunaire, the London Beethoven Project and Orchestra Vitae. She has served as guest principal with the Imperial College Orchestra and the Haversham Symphony. Lindsay is active in recording for new composers and a frequent collaborator in chamber music projects. She and British clarinetist Sabina Heywood have formed a duo partnership, Kamberlite, to explore and perform new and seldom-heard works for flute and clarinet. As a soloist, Lindsay has been privileged to perform in such outstanding venues as the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and Cadogan Hall in London. She made her St Martin in the Fields debut in November 2011 and was presented in recital at the Royal Albert Hall in September 2012 as part of their Classical Coffee Morning series.
Lindsay has actively participated in a number of developmental courses including NeFlAc's YIP and Audition Training programs, the Scottish International Flute Summer School, the Banff Summer Music Program, Charterhouse International Music Festival, Boxwood Festival, Domaine Forget, “Beyond the Masterclass”, Weggis International Flute Masterclass and the Julius Baker Flute Master Classes.
The 2014 winner of the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize and the National Flute Association's Masterclass Performers Competition, Lindsay will perform with the Orchestre de la Francophonie during the summer of 2014 and as a soloist for the NFA's featured masterclass with Sir James Galway at their Chicago convention in August. Lindsay's first published composition, Revolutions for Solo Flute (Little Piper, 2013) has been recognized in the NFA's Newly Published Music Competition and will be performed by a winner of the Convention Performers Competition at the August convention.
*about Sylva M. Gelber
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