Austin Lee commenced his flute studies in South Korea at the age of 8, and then went on to study
flute with Kellie Grennan from the age of 14. He was awarded his ATCL diploma in 2010 and LTCL
diploma in 2014 from Trinity College London, both with distinction. He is currently preparing to sit
his FTCL diploma exam in December 2018. Austin was the captain of music as well as the leader of
various flute ensembles in his final year at The King’s School, Parramatta. He received full marks for
his music extension course for the HSC, and a subsequent nomination for the HSC Encore.
Austin has successfully participated in various eisteddfods and concerto competitions in both South
Korea and Australia. Most recently, he received Second Prize for ENKOR International Woodwinds,
Brass and Percussion Competition in 2015. He has also participated in masterclasses and lessons
with internationally renowned flautists such as Alexa Still, Jane Rutter, Geoffrey Collins and Paul
Edmund-Davies, and played flute/piccolo with Peter Seymour Orchestra, one of the Sydney Youth
Orchestras (2008-09), SBS Radio and Television Youth Orchestra (2013) and Australian Doctors
He is currently playing the flute/piccolo in North Sydney Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) and NSW
Doctors Orchestra (Musicus Medicus), and has been invited to perform as the Principal Flautist with
the World Doctors Orchestra (WDO) in Maryland and Washington D.C. this August 2018. As a soloist,
Austin performed Stamitz's Flute Concerto in G with Bundang Junior Philharmonic Orchestra in
South Korea at the age of twelve, Borne's Carmen Fantasy with UNSW Symphony Orchestra (2013)
and Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G with UNSW String Ensemble (2016).
Austin has completed his Bachelor of Arts (majoring in music) and his Bachelor of Medical Studies /
Doctor of Medicine degrees at UNSW where he was co-principal flute and principal piccolo with the
UNSW Symphony Orchestra. Austin is currently working as a Junior Medical Officer at Nepean
Hospital, Penrith. He plays a handmade Altus flute with a gold Tomasi headjoint.