Episode 7: flautist Issie Brown and pianist Thea Lukito

L-R: flautist Issie Brown and pianist Thea Lukito

After a break last week, The Talent returns to its regular programming on Tuesday night. Heather Fletcher will be joined by mentors – flautist Melissa Doecke and 2022 favourite Dean Sky Lucas, to hear performances from emerging flautist Issie Brown and pianist Thea Lukito. Issie and Thea will perform live on air before receiving feedback from our mentors. Keep reading to learn more.

Flautist Issie Brown

Flautist Issie Brown

Passionate performer and educator, Issie Brown, was selected as a soloist to play Ibert’s Flute Concerto with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra (2021). As an orchestral musician, Issie has performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra (2022), the orchestra for the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet’s 2022 Nutcracker Season in Hamer Hall, and the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, including as Principal Flute for for Beethoven’s Symphony no. 3 (2021) and Verdi’s Requiem (2019).

As a founding member of the Brisbane-based wind quintet, Delma Winds, Issie has performed extensively, including in Masterclasses with Diana Doherty (2021), and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Wind Quintet (2019). Delma Winds was invited to play at the launch of the Queensland Ballet 2022 Season, and at the Kenilworth Arts Festival (2019). 

After completing her AMusA, Issie was awarded the Leslie Barklamb Flute Award, which is offered to an AMusA flute candidate who demonstrates “exceptional performance skills”. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Performance with Distinction at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where her studies were guided by pre-eminent flautist, Virginia Taylor. 

Issie is passionate about passing on her love of music, and teaches students of all ages. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, especially in French, and handicrafts.

Issie will perform:

  • S.Karg-Elert: Sonata Appasionata
  • H.Dutilleux: Sonatine

Pianist Thea Lukito

Pianist Thea Lukito
Photo credit: Daniel

12-year-old Thea Lukito born in Melbourne is a Year 7 student at Strathcona Girls Grammar school, she has been playing piano since the age of 5. Thea studies piano with concert pianist Dr Elyane Laussade.

Thea is a true music lover, with a particular passion for the works of composers Rachmaninoff and Chopin. Her lover for music and her dedication to her work paid off as she won multiple local competitions in 2022. Thea took home 2nd prize at Ringwood Eisteddfod in her age group, 2nd prize at Eisteddfod By The Bay 16 years, and 3rd prize at Monash Youth Music Festival 18 years and under.

In addition to piano, Thea enjoys reading, dancing, drawing and watching anime.

Thea will perform:

  • J.S.Bach: Prelude and Fugue BWV866
  • F.Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso Opus 14
  • S.Chua: Angel

Tune in to The Talent every Tuesday night at 7pm to 103.5FM 3MBS 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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