The Australian flautist, Kristine Healy is an honours graduate of the University of Queensland Bachelor of Music and Masters programmes, received a Masters degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and holds a Fellowship Diploma from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. In recent years she has undertaken studies with flute and piccolo specialists throughout Australia, in the United States of America and in Europe.
In Australia, Kristine performed with the Queensland Orchestra, the Queensland Pops Orchestra, the Sinfonia of St Andrew’s, the Queensland Youth Symphony, as a soloist with the Mueller International Chamber Orchestra and as an orchestral musician for several professional theatre productions. She also played and recorded regularly on various flutes for Brisbane’s Tropical Dance Orchestra. In 2007 she was awarded first prize in the open piccolo competition at the Sydney Flute Festival and second prize in the open section of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition. In 2010 Kristine visited Hobart to join the Tasmania Discovery Orchestra for two concerts as Principal Flute. At the Royal Northern College of Music, Kristine worked on orchestral projects under conductors including En Shao, Pablo Heras-Casado, Tecwyn Evans and Clarke Rundell. Her performance as Principal Flute in the college’s production of Bizet’s Carmen earned her a special mention in Opera and Musical Opinion classical music magazines in early 2011.
Kristine has a demonstrated interest in music education; she was an instrumental music tutor and ensemble director at Somerville House in Sou
th Brisbane and at Mount Saint Michael’s College, Ashgrove from 2006 to 2009. She has been invited to adjudicate competitions, run tutorials and workshops and give concerts at various schools in Brisbane, North Queensland and on the Sunshine Coast and has served as a guest tutor for the flute sections of the Queensland Youth Orchestra
in London at St James’, Piccadilly.Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble and the wind sections of the Warrington Youth Orchestra Symphony and Chamber orchestras. Since 2010, she has been a member of the pastoral care team at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, where she has also held workshops for young flute players. In the Summer of 2012, Kristine worked with the students of the Ingenium Academy International Summer School for Music, with whose orchestra she performed Malcolm Arnold’s Flute Concerto
Kristine enjoys performing with the flute/soprano/piano trio, Ensemble Tryptique, which has given concerts throughout the UK and in continental Europe. Kristine also performs as part of a duo with pianist, Maya Irgalina. In 2012, Kristine and Maya presented two concerts in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Kristine is a member of the North-East Wales Sinfonia, plays and mentors in Leeds Youth Opera productions and will be performing in the inaugural concert of the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra in Manchester in February. She has played for various mus
ical theatre productions in Liverpool and Cheshire. Kristine is looking forward to premiering a new concerto for flute and wind orchestra by the British composer, Stephen McNeff with the North Cheshire Wind Orchestra in April 2014