Principal Flute, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Principal Flute of the Hong Kong Philharmonic since 2002, Megan Sterling has enjoyed working with some of the world’s top conductors and soloists. She has appeared several times as a soloist with the orchestra, as well as in recitals, radio broadcasts, Canto-pop recordings and chamber music in Hong Kong and the region. She has appeared live on Australian national television and radio, Hungarian National Radio, RTHK Hong Kong, and in recital on WGBH, Boston, and she has also performed at Parliament House for the Australian Prime Minister.
Megan has appeared in a Principal role with most of Australia’s leading orchestras and is a founding member of the Australian World Orchestra, which brings Australian musicians from elite orchestras around the world to play together – for the 2013 season under the baton of Zubin Mehta.
In 2003 she was awarded 1st Prize in the Hungarofest International Flute Competition in Budapest. At the same competition she was awarded a special prize for Best Performance of the Petrovics Flute Concerto, broadcast live with the Hungarian National Radio Symphony on Hungarian National Radio. This led to recitals and radio broadcasts in Budapest, Boston and Shanghai. She was also the recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Trust Award. In her home country she has been winner of a Symphony Young Australia Award, First Prize and Audience Prize winner at the 1999 National Flute Competition, winner of the inaugural Canberra School of Music/Ansett Concerto Prize, the University of Melbourne Mozart Competition, a Premier’s Award, and four-time winner of the Leslie Barklamb Flute Scholarship.
In addition to her full-time role with the HK Phil, she teaches at the HK Academy for Performing Arts, the HK Baptist University and the HK Chinese University.