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Principal Flute

Svetlana Yaroslavskaya

Svetlana Yaroslavskaya holds a principal flute chair in The Metropolitan Orchestra from its inaugural performance in 2009. She is working full-time in the Royal Australian Navy Band and travels from Mornington Peninsula, Victoria for the orchestra performances. Before moving to Sydney in 2005, Svetlana held a Principal Flute position in the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra and St.Petersburg Russian Concert Orchestra.

A graduate of The St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, Svetlana has been working closely with The St.Petersburg Union of Composers and premiering several works for Flute and Orchestra as well as chamber compositions.

As a soloist, Svetlana first performed at the age of 14 with St.Petersburg Youth Chamber Orchestra and since then has featured with Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Narva Chamber Orchestra (Estonia), St.Peterburg Academic Orchestra (Russia), St.Petersburg Russian Concert Orchestra, Central Coast Symphony Orchestra (Australia), Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra (World Premiere of Flute Concerto by Australian composer Graham Powning in 2016), The Royal Australian Navy Band and with The Metropolitan Orchestra. Amongst numerous appearances as a soloist with The Metropolitan Orchestra, Svetlana premiered the composer’s adaptation of Re-Inventions for Flute, Alto Flute, Piccolo and Strings by Elena Katz-Chernin, performed Carl Vine’s ‘Piper’s Dream’, Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D-Major, and more, the latest being Carmen Fantasy for Flute and Strings by Borne in 2021.