Flautist Georgia Browne began her musical life in Perth, Western Australia where she was given the opportunity to try replica historical flutes. Following an inspiring week of masterclasses with compatriot Kate Clark, Georgia decided to make the pilgrimage to The Netherlands to specialise in historical flute performance with Kate and later Barthold Kuijken. Just after graduating with distinction from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, Georgia was launched onto the European concert scene in style, with an exciting performance of a Vivaldi flute concerto for live radio broadcast at the Palazzo Quirinale in Rome.
Since that momentous debut in 2004, Georgia has been in demand as a soloist, orchestral musician and guest tutor across Europe, Asia and Australia. She is currently first flute with Ensemble Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon) with whom she has had on-stage solos at the Opera Comique in Paris and Aix en Provence opera festival. In the UK she regularly appears in concert with Arcangelo (Jonathan Cohen), La Nuova Musica (David Bates), the Dunedin Consort (John Butt), The English Concert (Harry Bickett) and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Invitations from further afield include guest appearances with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Romantic Classical Orchestra (Richard Gill) and Capella Cracoviensis (Jan Tomasz Adamus) as well as concerto performances with the Bratislava Mozart Orchestra and the Georgian Sinfonietta. Her album of flute music by Carl Friedrich Abel with Icelandic chamber ensemble Nordic Affect is one of a number of recordings she has featured on.
An enthusiastic educator, Georgia has taught at the Universities of Southampton and Birmingham and gives masterclasses all over the world from Scotland to Slovakia to New South Wales. Each year she hosts a residential Baroque Flute Summer School in France.
Van Diemen’s Band acknowledges with deep respect, the Traditional Owners of the land lutruwita (Tasmania) on which we have the privilege to make music.