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
August 2015 - Recital with Jean Desmarais, piano, at the Colouratura Art Gallery's "Classics on the Cabot Trail" series, Indian Brook, NS
Lindsay Bryden is pursuing a Master of Arts in flute performance under William Bennett, OBE and piccolo studies with Patricia Morris at the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, with the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. 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 former Detroit Symphony principal flutist Ervin Monroe and Ottawa free-lance professional Beverley Robinson .
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 was co-principal for the Orchestre de la francophonie in 2014 and has served as guest principal with the Imperial College Orchestra and the Haversham Symphony. A published composer in her own right, Lindsay is active in recording for new composers. and is a frequent collaborator in chamber music projects. 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.
Lindsay was the recipient of a substantial award from the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation* in 2013 towards her work at the RAM. In 2014, she was the winner of the Jonathan Myall Piccolo Prize as well as the National Flute Association's Masterclass Performers Competition for which she was selected as a soloist for the NFA's featured masterclass with Sir James Galway at their Chicago convention. Lindsay's first published composition, Revolutions for Solo Flute (Little Piper, 2013) was recognized in the NFA's Newly Published Music Competition and debuted in concert in Chicago.
*about Sylva M. Gelber
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