Megan Sterling

Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2002, Megan Sterling has enjoyed working with some of the world’s top conductors and soloists. She has appeared several times as a soloist with the orchestra, as well as in recitals, radio broadcasts, Canto-pop recordings and chamber music in Hong Kong and the region. She has appeared live on Australian national television and radio, Hungarian National Radio, RTHK, and in recital on WGBH, Boston. She has also performed at Parliament House for the Australian Prime Minister.

Sterling has appeared in a Principal role with most of Australia’s leading orchestras. She is also a founding member of the Australian World Orchestra, which brings Australian musicians from elite orchestras around the world to play together under conductors such as Zubin Mehta and Simon Rattle.

In 2003 Sterling was awarded First Prize in the Hungarofest International Flute Competition in Budapest. At the same competition, she was awarded Special Prize for Best Performance of the Petrovics Flute Concerto, and broadcast live with the Hungarian National Radio Symphony on Hungarian National Radio. This led to recitals and radio broadcasts in Budapest, Boston and Shanghai.

In her home country she was the winner of Symphony Young Australia Award, First Prize and Audience Prize at the 1999 National Flute Competition, the inaugural Canberra School of Music/Ansett Concerto Prize, the University of Melbourne Mozart Competition and a Premier’s Award. She was a four-time winner of the Leslie Barklamb Flute Scholarship and a recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Trust Award.

In addition to her full-time role with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Sterling teaches at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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