sue flower mandolin player and teacher

After being given her first mandolin when she was six years old, and going on to study with the renown mandolinist Hugo D’Alton at 16, Sue Flower went on to be the first music student at Trinity College of Music in London to graduate with a Performers Licentiate Diploma on the mandolin.
In 1983 Sue made her professional debut at 17 in a performance of Prokofiev’s ballet “Romeo & Juliet” at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.
This led to a happy 20 plus years of performing with both the Royal Ballet & the Royal Opera. During that time she also performed with most of the major orchestras in the UK, gave many recitals & concerto performances both in the UK & around Europe, and was involved in numerous recordings for radio, TV and disc.
Sue now lives in South East Queensland, Australia, having moved there in 2004 with her husband David. After a couple of years hiatus due to their Sea Change, Sue was introduced to the extensive Australian Mandolin world by becoming a member of FAME, the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles, and now regularly participates in their Festivals held every 18 months around Australia and New Zealand, a couple of occasions enjoying the opportunity of leading the Festival Orchestras in Brisbane & Auckland.
Sue performs regularly in the Sunshine Coast area both as a soloist and with local ensembles as well as being a member of the Queensland Mandolin Orchestra, based in Brisbane.
She had the enormous privilege of playing for Penelope Wensley at Government House for a number of Receptions while she was The Governor of Queensland.

In between all these engagements Sue teaches the mandolin and has on numerous occasions been invited to speak about the instrument, & her life as a mandolin player.