The first time Cassie picked up the flute, instantly her musical ambitions were ignited. From this moment, she was on a whirlwind adventure that saw her furthering her passion for music.
An emerging flautist, Cassie was delighted to be awarded the Donald Tugby Music Performance Prize in 2015 and was also a finalist in the Queensland Flute Guild’s James Carson Memorial Prize for 2015 and 2016. Currently in her fourth year at The University of Queensland, she is studying a Bachelor of Music (Honours), majoring in performance with Patrick Nolan. The highlights of her week are playing with the University of Queensland Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Youth Symphony with which she has had the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues across Brisbane together with tours of rural north Queensland.
Cassie achieved her Associate of Music in 2012 and her Licentiate of Music in 2013 and has received masterclasses with artists such as Claire Chase, Tim Munro, Paul Dean and Melissa Doecke. More recently, Cassie has been enjoying the challenge of interpreting and promoting new music composed by her talented peers at UQ, which has given her another outlet of musical discovery. In addition to this, performing chamber music with like-minded musicians is proving to be another avenue of interest. After refining her skills in Australia, she dreams that her love for the flute will take her overseas to pursue further study and ultimately hold a position in a symphony orchestra.
If you’re ever up early enough, you’ll catch a glimpse of Cassie on her bike with her flute riding to the various practice rooms around Brisbane!