Sub Principal Flute
Australian flautist Brontë Hudnott was appointed Sub-Principal Flute of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in March 2017. She enjoys a varied freelance career and has performed with many of the UK’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hallé. She was Principal Flute of the Britten-Pears Orchestra in 2015 and the LPO Foyle Future First flautist the same year, with her solo work in the latter role flatteringly highlighted as ‘ravishing’ by the Financial Times.
Hailing originally from Melbourne, Brontë moved to London in 2013 to pursue postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with William Bennett, Clare Southworth and Patricia Morris, graduating with distinction and the honorary Dip RAM for an outstanding final recital. While at the Academy she won the 2014 Flute Prize and a Yamaha Foundation of Europe 2015 scholarship, as well as financial support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Craxton Memorial Trust.
In addition to her orchestral work, Brontë enjoys performing chamber music whenever possible. She has given solo recitals at the Brighton Festival and Craxton Studios, and has collaborated with guitarist Andrey Lebedev since 2013, playing at recitals and festivals around the UK. She welcomes the opportunity to perform new works, and has played with a range of contemporary ensembles including Eighth Blackbird and Bang on a Can All Stars, and with the Philharmonia in its Music of Today series.
When not performing or rehearsing, Brontë loves dancing, gallery-hopping, trying new recipes and exploring the countryside.