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KELSY DE PRADA | FLUTE
Rhonda Larson Metamorphosis
Ross Edwards Water Spirit Song
Roland Chadwick Hysterical Penguins
Rhonda Larson Movin’ On
In an incredible display of virtuosity, Melbourne flautist Kelsy De Prada explores pieces off the beaten path to bring you sounds you’ve never heard before. With works by Australian composers Ross Edwards and Roland Chadwick, as well as American superstar Rhonda Larson, experience the full expressive range of the solo flute for a vibrant afternoon of quirkiness and excitement. Only available from the comfort of your own home.
Kelsy De Prada is an emerging flute and piccolo player based in Melbourne, Victoria. Throughout her formative studies at Monash University, she has had the privilege of learning with teachers such as Prudence Davis, Peter Sheridan, and Carolyn Berlin, in addition to masterclasses with international soloists such as Wissam Boustany and Robert Fabbriciani. As a soloist herself, Kelsy has performed major works including the Piccolo Concerto in C Major by Vivaldi, The Death of the Angel by Piazzolla, and played in ensembles under conductors such as Tianyi Liu, Jessica Cottis, Alexander Bridger, and Benjamin Northey. Her notable experiences in orchestral settings include performances such as the principal flute and piccolo of the Monash University Symphony Orchestra, involvement in the annual Melbourne Recital Centre’s MusicPlay Festival, and a performance of Debussy’s ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun’ in the role of principal flute. Her most recent international engagement saw her travel to Italy, where she studied experimental and new art music in an intensive course on a full scholarship at the Verdi School of Music.
Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kelsy was employed with the Australian International Opera Company, had numerous freelance engagements, as well as an instrumental teaching position, all of which she looks forward to returning to when life returns to normal.