Lina Andonovska – Flute

Lina Andonovska​ (flute) leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, collaborator and educator. Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, she has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble (Ireland), Deutsches Kammerorchester (Germany), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus), Ulysses Ensemble (EU) and eighth blackbird (USA). She is critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, having worked with Louis Andriessen, Brett Dean, Ann Cleare, Donnacha Dennehy, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Bryce Dessner, Thomas Ades, Anthony Pateras and Nick Roth. Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam’s piccolo concertino at the Bang On A Can Summer Festival as “superbly played, (ranging) from sustained ‘somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle’ squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills…”

In 2015/2016 she completed a two-month Asialink Residency bringing contemporary classical repertoire to audiences in Timor-Leste as well as collaborating with local musicians. Prior to this she was musician in residence with Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Freedman Fellowship and with it commissioned a new work for flute and electronics by Australian composer Anthony Pateras. She has been artist in residence on three occasions at the Banff Centre (Canada).

As an orchestral player she has worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (UK), Sydney

Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria; Guest Principal Flute with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2012 she was co-principal flute of the Southbank Sinfonia (UK). As soloist she has performed concerti with the  Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and most recently the Deutsches Kammerorchester (Berlin).

Recent performance credits include the German premiere of Dean’s flute concerto ‘Siduri Dances’ with the Deutsches Kammerorchester, recitals at the Tokyo Experimental Festival, and guest appearances with s t a r g a z e at the Edinburgh International Festival. In the 2018/2019 season, she will be joining the Southern Cross Soloists (AU), performing the latest opera by Dennehy/Walsh with Crash Ensemble at the Barbican (London) and Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam), performances as Principal Piccolo with the Australian Chamber Orchestra​​ and a solo recital as part of Berlin’s ​Unerhörte Musik series. In 2019, she will be giving the world premiere of a new solo work written for her by Donnacha Dennehy with the assistance of the Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award at Musica Nova, Helsinki.

Photo Credit: Laura Sheeran