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Jonathan Henderson & Szu Yu Chen | Flute & Piano Recital

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Australian flutist Jonathan Henderson trained with Europe’s leading flute professors and has carved out a multifaceted performance career spanning from Australia to the Nordic countries. Joined by pianist Szu Yu Chen, the duo will present an imaginative recital which pairs two of J.S. Bach’s inventive flute sonatas with striking modern works; Olivier Messiaen’s vivid ‘Le Merle Noir’ (The Blackbird) and Jonathan Harvey’s ‘Run Before Lightning’ – a kaleidoscope of scales and trills escalating virtuosity to new heights.


Jonathan Henderson, flute

Szu Yu Chen, piano


JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Flute Sonata in A major BWV 1032

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Flute Sonata in E minor BWV 1034

OLIVIER MESSIAEN Le Merle Noir (1952)

JONATHAN HARVEY Run Before Lightning (2002)

Duration approx. 60min no interval

Presented by Flute Tree and The Woodwind Group

Tickets $40

About Jonathan Henderson

Jonathan Henderson (b.1987) trained with Europe’s leading flute professors and has carved out a multifaceted performance career spanning from Australia to the Nordic countries. Between 2012 and 2019 he was principal flautist of the Estonian National Opera Orchestra. As guest principal, he has performed with the Turku and Tampere Philharmonic Orchestras in Finland, the Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and the Opera Australia Orchestra. He has also been invited to perform with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Nordic Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and Queensland Symphony Orchestra among others. Maintaining a special interest in chamber music, Jonathan is the founder and artistic director of Contra Concerts and flautist with the Australian Debussy Trio. From 2013-2016 he directed the New Theatre Ensemble in Estonia and from 2019-2022 performed as a member of the Southern Cross Soloists. After completing his early musical training at the Queensland Conservatorium with Gerhard Mallon and privately with Sally Walker, Jonathan continued his studies in Germany with Felix Renggli at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and in Switzerland with Jacques Zoon at the Haute École de Musique Genève. In 2018 he completed his Doctoral Studies (PhD) at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre.


Public Masterclass

Flute Tree offers students the opportunity to attend a masterclass with flutist Jonathan Henderson, former-principal flute of the Estonian National Opera. Since 2021 Jonathan has been performing as guest principal flute with the Opera Australia Orchestra. You are invited to observe him working with talented students, workshopping flute repertoire and orchestral excerpts. Following this, Jonathan will present a one-hour recital with piano.

Applications to participate in Jonathan Hendersons masterclass close at 5pm on June 18 2023

Number of places: 4

Each participant will receive a 30-minute individual masterclass with free choice of repertoire. Please indicate your repertoire selection with your application. You may perform solo or accompanied repertoire, but please be advised that should you wish to perform with a pianist you will need to arrange your own accompanist.

APPLY HERE: Application form

Once you have been notified, you will be sent a link to pay for the masterclass online. To secure your place in the masterclass we request payment within 5 days, otherwise Flute Tree may offer your place to another student on the waiting list.

Masterclass registration cost

  • Masterclass Performer single registration fee (participate in 1 masterclass incl. recital ticket): $100


  • 11:30am – 1:30pm Masterclass 
  • 3pm-4pm Jonathan Henderson Recital
  • Where: Flute Tree and the Woodwind Group, 1/111 Moore St Leichhardt NSW 2040


Members of the public and students are welcome to observe the masterclass without participation. 

  • Masterclass & recital auditor tickets: $60
  • Masterclass-only auditor: $40
  • Recital-only auditor: $40


Questions about this event?

Contact Flute Tree & The Woodwind Group


ph. 1800 123 368

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