Neille, Merryl - Winter Solstice for flute and piano (2020) Digital Download
Winter Solstice was awarded second prize in the 2020 Flute Society of New South Wales Composition Competition. The piece is intended for high school age flute players, but is suitable for all ages, at around Grade 7 level.
Merryl Neille (DMA in flute performance, University of Michigan) has taught, researched and performed in South Africa, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States and Australia. Her eighteen-year long career as a professional flautist saw Merryl as principal flute of the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, guest principal flutist of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and a member of several international ensembles.
As a composer, Merryl was a prize winner of the Flute Society of NSW Composition Competition for Winter Solstice for Flute and Piano (2020). She was commissioned to write Sighs and Silence (2021) for Karen North's publication of Lyrical Flute Legends.
Merryl has been a woodwind clinician at youth music programmes around the world, and teaches the flute and piano at the Lane Cove Cultural and Music Centre and online.
Merryl composes part time, teaches the flute in Lane Cove and Cremorne, and is part of the team at Flutes and Flutists in Northbridge NSW. Website: www.merrylneille.com