ABC Young Performer of the Year Eliza Shephard (BMus Hons, MMus) is a vibrant flutist and is quickly paving her way as an educator, improviser, and collaborator. She is a Teaching Associate at Monash University and has studied and performed in Canada, New Zealand and USA. She trained at the Australian National Academy of Music and has received many accolades for her performances, including the International Woodwind Player Award at the Gisborne International Music Competition.
A fervent contemporary musician, Eliza has established a course on experimental techniques, ‘The Extended Flute’, and is a specialist on the Glissando Headjoint. She was a finalist in the Classical Freedman Fellowship in 2021 and is passionate about amplifying the voices of female musicians and composers. Her project ‘March of the Women’ is a month-long recording project where Eliza showcases works by female composers for both solo flute and within chamber settings, and she has now recorded a total of 124 works.