Maddilyn Goodwin is a musician from Queensland, Australia. As a classically trained flutist and piccoloist, she explores the application of tried-and-tested performance methods, yoga, jazz, and performance psychology strategies in her teaching and own performance. She currently enjoys the life of a freelancing and collaborative artist in Brisbane, offering lessons for all levels at her home in West End and at Browning Street Studios.
After studying in Brisbane, Hobart and Sydney, Maddilyn moved to Belgium to advance her music education, where she also freelanced, continued to conduct research, explored the musical culture outside of Australia, and broadened her perspective on life as an artist. She is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp in Belgium, where she was awarded a Master of flute performance with high distinction under tutelage of Aldo Baerten, and a Master of piccolo performance with high distinction under tutelage of Peter Verhoyen. For Maddilyn, Antwerp most significantly provided the opportunity to study the piccolo on an intensive level. Studying with world-renowned piccoloist Peter Verhoyen saw her passion flourish; her accomplishments include winning a semifinalist prize in the Piccolo Artist Competition at the National Flute Association's San Diego Convention, being one of six global instrumentalists to be selected to compete. Maddilyn continues to develop herself as a specialised piccolo performer and educator, being particularly passionate about providing piccolo tuition to flute players in Australia. In 2018 she will travel to Orlando, Florida, to present a lecture on her research of Baroque performance practise relating to the piccolo at the next NFA convention, as well as teach a yoga class sequenced for flutists. Learn more about Maddilyn's philosophy as a teacher and what she offers in her flute and piccolo lessons.
Maddilyn is currently in the organisational stages of premiering A Sunburnt Country in Australia, a multidisciplinary performance project which celebrates Australian culture and explores the concept of identity in artistic influence. In 2016 Maddilyn commissioned three Australian composers to write new works for flute for the series premiere - two chamber works (William Barton and Samantha Wolf) and a flute concerto (Michael Bakrnchev). In May 2017 the world premiere took place in Antwerp, with Maddilyn performing alongside William Barton and her international colleagues. The concept will head to Queensland in 2019 for its premiere on home soil. Some of the work can be seen on Maddilyn's YouTube channel or on the media page.
Awards and Qualifications
2012 - Bachelor of Music in Performance - Gerhard Mallon - Queensland Conservatorium
2013 - Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Music Practice - Lloyd Hudson - Hobart Conservatorium
2014 - 1 semester of Master of Music (flute) - Emma Sholl - Sydney Conservatorium
2014 - PPCA Performer's Trust - Full Grant
2015 - Ian Potter Cultural Trust - Full Grant
2016 - Master of Music (flute) - Aldo Baerten - Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp
2016 - Semifinalist - Piccolo Artist Competition - NFA, San Diego
2017 - Master of Music (piccolo) - Peter Verhoyen - Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp
Gudrun Hinze, Patricia Morris, Emily Beynon, Peter Verhoyen, Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann, Philippe Benoit, Robert Winn, Davide Formisano, William Bennett, Mindy Kaufman, Jean-Claude Gerard, Peter-Lukas Graf, Denis Bouriakov, Wally Hase, Emma Sholl
- An Educated Guess: The Employment of Historically-Informed Performance Practices on the Modern Piccolo in Antonio Vivaldi's Flautino Concerto in C Major RV 443 (2017) summa cum laude
- A Sunburnt Country: An Exploration of Australian Culture, History and Identity through Australian Arts (2017) summa cum laude