Geoffrey Collins, Our New Emeritus Artist

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Geoffrey Collins, Image: Keith Saunders

The Australia Ensemble UNSW has had only one resident flute player in its 42 season history, since Geoffrey Collins was appointed in 1982.

It is nothing short of remarkable that Geoffrey has remained at the top of flute performance in Australia for this entire period, and been involved in the premiere performance of over 40 new Australian works with the Australia Ensemble UNSW, and many more in other organisations.

2020 was clearly not the ideal time for concluding his time at UNSW, the COVID-related chaos taking our musicians out of the concert hall for all but one live performance. Consequently, we are delighted that Geoffrey is coming back to the Sir John Clancy Auditorium stage for several concerts in 2021 as an Emeritus Artist, and will be part of the final performance in October, always a celebratory occasion.


Geoffrey Collins playing flute, year unknown

Australia Ensemble UNSW 1983 Murray Khouri clarinet, David Bollard piano, Geoffrey Collins flute, Dene Olding violin, David Pereira cello, Irina Morozova viola