Australian flautist Emma Armstrong is highly involved in chamber music and teaching activities. Emma was awarded a Master of Arts with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Michael Cox, Principal Flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Emma completed her undergraduate studies in Canberra at the Australian National University School of Music with Virginia Taylor and Vernon Hill, two of Australia’s most distinguished performers and teachers.
In 2009 and 2011 Emma was awarded the Margaret and Leonard Doman Scholarship for Flute, and in 2012 was awarded a grant by the Friends of the ANU School of Music to attend the Advanced Class program of the Oxford Flute Summer School.
A versatile and vibrant musician, Emma is an experienced performer in a variety of settings. She has performed alongside renowned musicians such as Semyon Bychkov and Pieter Wispelway in works ranging from Elgar’s Cello Concerto to Steve Reich’s Desert Music in the Canberra International Music Festival. A passionate chamber musician, Emma was invited to perform as a soloist and chamber musician in the David Pereira Cello Series, and in 2011 was selected as a finalist in the Friends of the ANU School of Music Chamber Music Competition. emmaarmstrongflute.com
Julia Janiszewski is currently a Masters student at the Queensland Conservatorium, studying on scholarship with Meta Weiss. She completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours under the tutelage of Julian Smiles at the Sydney Conservatorium, where she was recipient of the Corinna D'Hage String Scholarship. Julia is a casual cellist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and has been a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra between 2010-2016. Also an active chamber musician, Julia has travelled to Europe with the Childers Street Quartet, is a founding member of the Sydney-based Mariner Trio, and frequently performs around Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in string quartets, piano trios, and mixed chamber ensembles.
David Jenkin was born in New Zealand, and moved to Brisbane, Australia in 2007 to study at the Queensland Conservatorium with Oleg Stepanov. He completed Bachelors and Masters degrees in Brisbane, and was awarded numerous prizes for both solo and collaborative playing. David performed widely across Brisbane as a chamber musician during his time there.
David moved to London in 2013 to study Piano Accompaniment with Michael Dussek and James Baillieu at the Royal Academy of Music. While in London, he was involved in a wide variety of musical activities, ranging from Chamber Tots Children’s Music Program at Wigmore Hall, playing in the Academy’s Manson Ensemble, and giving recitals with instrumentalists and vocalists in many venues across London. David completed his studies at the Academy in June 2015 and was awarded a Master of Arts with Distinction.
David has had masterclasses with pianists such as Matteo Napoli, Graham Fitch, Steven Savage, Anton Voigt and Gabriel Kwok. As an accompanist he has played for classes given by Maxim Vengerov, Susan Bullock, Peter Bruns, Virginie Robouillard and Sung-Won Yang and as a chamber musician has been involved in lessons with members of the Takács and Endellion Quartets.