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Flute

Virginia Taylor

Virginia Taylor

Virginia is recognised internationally as a leading pedagogue flute performer and musician.

After winning 1st prize in many prestigious competitions, including the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards and the Australian National Flute Competition, Virginia’s solo career began which has seen her perform concerti, solo recitals and chamber music across many countries. As an orchestral musician, Virginia performed as Principal Flute with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for over 10 years and been guest principal flute with many of the major symphony orchestras within Australia and overseas. Virginia has released CDs on ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, Move Records and several other labels.  A keen commissioner of Australian compositions, Virginia has given world premiere performances, including works by Elena Kats-Chernin, Nigel Westlake, Larry Sitsky, Robert Davidson and Mark Isaacs. Her most recent CD release is with pianist Simon Tedeschi, on the Move label.

In 2021 Virginia will undertake a national tour for Musica Viva as part of Ensemble Q, who are an ensemble in residence at QCGU, Griffith University.

Virginia is currently Head of Flute at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, and is also Head of Flute at the Australian National Academy in Melbourne. Virginia is also Artistic Director of the bi-annual Australian Flute Festival.