Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, flautist Lina Andonovska has collaborated and performed with Crash Ensemble (Ireland), Australian Chamber Orchestra, Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), s t a r g a z e, Southern Cross Soloists (Aus) and eighth blackbird (USA). Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of new music, Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance at Bang on a Can Summer Festival as “superbly played”.
As an orchestral player, Lina has performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, was co-principal flute of the Southbank Sinfonia (UK) and has appeared with Australia’s major symphony orchestras. At the age of 21, Lina held a fellowship with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra where she recorded and performed all of Prokofiev’s orchestral works as guest Principal Piccolo under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy. As soloist she has performed concerti with the Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded the prestigious Freedman Fellowship in 2013 and recently completed an Asialink residency where she used her skills as a classical musician to help initiate Timor-Leste’s first locally run classical music school. She has been three times artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre and Crash Ensemble’s musician-in-residence in 2015.
Recent performance credits include the Tokyo Experimental Festival, Bang on a Can Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Dublin Theatre Festival, BBC Proms, Metropolis New Music Festival, City of London Festival and GAIDA New Music Festival. Upcoming performances include the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s new opera The Second Violinist to be premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival, and appearances as Guest Principal Flautist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lina is passionate about bringing art music to audiences that would not otherwise experience it. In 2011 and 2013 Lina travelled to East Timor where she assisted, facilitated and led community outreach projects and workshops that brought different music-making skills to children living in remote rural communities. In 2015/2016, she held a 2 month residency under the support of an Asialink Arts Grant to capacity build local Timorese musicians to start the first nationally run classical music academy of young people. Between 2011-2015 Lina was an education artist for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.