Episode 9: trumpeter Flynn Seward and trombonist Michael Lo

L-R: trumpeter Flynn Seward and trombonist Michael Lo

We’re coming towards the end of the heats for Season 1 of The Talent 2022! Episode 9 is an all-brass affair, with performances by trumpeter Flynn Seward and trombonist Michael Lo. You’ll hear them perform live to air a wonderful programme with works including Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto and Piazzola’s Ave Maria, and then receive immediate feedback on air from professional industry mentors.

Want to listen? Make sure to tune in every Tuesday night at 7pm to 103.5FM 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne. You can also stream the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au or catch up later on our podcast! Just search for “The Talent 3MBS in your favourite podcast app and subscribe.

Scroll down to find out more about Flynn and Michael, and more details about what they’ll be performing.


Trumpeter Flynn Seward

Trumpeter Flynn Seward
Photo credit: Daniel Spellman

Flynn is a student at The University of Melbourne undertaking a Bachelor of Science and concurrent Diploma in Music, studying trumpet under Joel Brennan. He has played trumpet for 12 years, now with a focus on the classical trumpet repertoire. Flynn was a member of the Melbourne Youth Wind Symphony for four years, being principal trumpet for 2 years. He has played with other community ensembles including the Moreland City Band.

Flynn attended Princes Hill Secondary College and was a member of a number of jazz and big band ensembles later receiving the academic award for outstanding achievement in units 3/4 music performance. Recently he has begun teaching and giving public performances. He enjoys playing more lyrical compositions, particularly early 20th century/ romantic era pieces. Flynn’s aim is to continue enjoying the trumpet and to challenge himself with new repertoire and genres, including the technical aspects of other ‘trumpet family’ instruments such as the piccolo trumpet.

Flynn will perform:

  • Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto

Trombonist Michael Lo

Trombonist Michael Lo
Photo credit: Daniel Spellman


As an orchestral trombonist, Michael has worked with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Australian International Productions Orchestra as a guest musician. He is also a former member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and studied at 24th Hamamatsu Wind Instrument Academy (2018) in Japan. Playing solo recitals and chamber music are also integral to Michael’s performing ambitions.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Honours) from the University of Melbourne and graduated with first class honours. He looks forward to pursuing graduate work in performance training and music pedagogy. His past teachers include Don Immel, Jessica Buzbee, Ben Lovell Green, Ming Yeung Li and David Palmer.

Michael will perform:

  • Bizet (arr. Robert Elkjer): Carmen Fantasy: I. Prelude
  • Franz Strauss : Nocturno Op. 7
  • Pizzola: Ave Maria

Tune in to The Talent every Tuesday night at 7pm to 103.5FM 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne. You can also stream the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au or catch up later on our podcast! Just search for “The Talent 3MBS in your favourite podcast app and subscribe.

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