"...the impact was startling, with the technical prowess of the player seemingly effortless..." The Mercury, Tasmania

Biography

Angus McPherson is an Australian flutist and arts journalist based in Sydney. He performs regular recitals around Australia and in 2015 performed and taught at the Canadian Flute Convention in Toronto and the National Flute Association Convention in Washington DC. In 2014 he performed and taught at the British Flute Society's Convention in the UK. In 2011 he played flute, alto flute and piccolo in the International Opera Theater's production of the contemporary opera, Decameron, in Citta della Pieve and Citta di Saluzzo, Italy. In Sydney, Angus has performed as a soloist with Orchestra 143, playing Vivaldi's Flute Concerto in D major, 'The Goldfinch', in 2013 and Cimarosa's Concerto for Two Flutes in 2011. Angus runs classes on extended techniques, circular breathing and contemporary flute playing, and is a regular adjudicator at the NSW Flute Society's annual eisteddfod. His articles on flute playing have appeared in Flute Focus, Flute Tutor Australia, the British Flute Society's Journal, Pan, and the Dutch flute magazine, FLUIT.

Although Angus enjoys many styles of music, he is keenly interested in contemporary music and extended techniques for the flute. Angus travelled to Hungary in 2014 to interview Hungarian flutist-composer Gergely Ittzés about his work and in 2011 visited New York to conduct interviews with contemporary flute expert Robert Dick about his invention; the Glissando Headjoint. Angus has performed in international masterclasses for Robert Dick in Seattle, USA, and Gergely Ittzés in Győr, Hungary, and has performed in masterclasses in Sydney for flutists such as Michael Cox, Emmanuel Pahud and Aldo Baerton.

Angus holds a PhD in Music from the University of Tasmania and completed a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, studying with Alexa Still. He holds an AMusA and LMusA (with Distinction) from the Australian Music Examinations Board. He has been on the committee for the Flute Society of NSW since 2012.

Angus is currently Staff Writer and Production Manager at Australia's national arts and classical music magazine, Limelight.