Eliza Shepherd

Eliza performer in episode 6, is a graduate of the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Flute Performance studying under Virginia Taylor. She recently returned from a semester-long intensive flute course in New York City studying with American flutist Robert Dick. Flutists from all over the world participated in this exclusive studio, and Eliza was the only Australian accepted into the course.

At the age of 12, Eliza was awarded first place at the International Flute Festival 12 Years and under competition, and she received the John Rosengren Scholarship in 2008. She also received the Riverina Conservatorium of Music’s Major Woodwind Scholarship in 2007-09, and the Dr Ray King Scholarship in 2008 – the highest scholarship awarded through the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.

In 2010 Eliza moved to Canberra to study at Canberra Girls Grammar School, where she was awarded the Gabriel Foundation Boarding Scholarship and the Vivien Gough Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship for both Music and Dance.

Eliza has partaken in numerous music camps across the years, most recently with the Australian Youth Orchestra Australian Tour. She first participated in an AYO program in 2010, and has since progressed to be a member of the AYO each year since. Eliza attained her Associate of Music in 2010, and was a finalist in the 2MBS.FM Radio Young Performer Award in 2010 and 2011. In 2014, Eliza received her Licentiate of Music, and was accepted into Honours at ANU, where she also received the Peter Karmel Honours scholarship for Music.

In her episode 6, she will be playing Ian Clarke’s “The Great Train Race“, Anne Boyd’s “Goldfish Through Summer Rain” and Frank Martin’s “Ballade“.

You can listen to her performance on the player below, or get the full episode on our podcast here: http://www.spreaker.com/user/9279832/the-talent-podcast-episode-6

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