Brisbane-born flautist, Lilly Yang, continues her training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2020 under the guidance of Virginia Taylor. Since commencing the Professional Performance Program at ANAM, Lilly has performed with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Simone Young and Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) for a successful season of the Bolshoi Ballet Jewels Performances. Some highlights from Lilly’s first year in Melbourne include winning best performance of an Australian Work at ANAM for Carl Vine’s Flute Sonata; being awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Victorian Flute Guild Leslie Barklamb Scholarship Competition and competing as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Flute Festival Open Flute Competition. Lilly has also performed several times at the Ian Potter Centre for the ANAM@NGV concert series and collaborated alongside world-class guest artists in multiple ANAM projects.
Highlights during Lilly’s completion of her Bachelor of Music in Performance (Flute) in 2018 include receiving the Pat Volek Orchestral Training Scholarship, performing the Nielsen Flute Concerto as soloist with the Conservatorium String Orchestra, an internship with QSO and multiple performances as Principal Flute with the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Symphony Orchestra. Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Lilly also took part in a side-by-side project of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Australia’s leading chamber group, Ensemble Q.
Lilly is also a passionate flute teacher with many years of private teaching experience and is very familiar working with flute students of all ages. Prior to Lilly's commencement at ANAM, she was the flute teacher at the Queensland College of Music and Aviation State High School in Brisbane.
Outside of playing flute, Lilly enjoys exploring the city and trying all the tea-flavoured desserts she can find to compare to her favourites in Brisbane.