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Flute, Boehm system, 1950 - 1970
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Object statement
Flute, alto, Boehm system, silver plate, used by Neville Amadio, maker and place unknown, 1950-1970
This flute is one of several in the Powerhouse Museum's collection that belonged to and were played by one of Australia's greatest flautists, Neville Amadio. Internationally renowned as a soloist and chamber musician, Amadio held the position of Principal Flute in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years from its establishment in the early 1930s until his retirement from the position in 1978.

Born in Sydney in 1913 Neville Amadio began learning the flute at the age of 8 initially getting lessons from one of his uncles, Adrian, the younger brother of flautist John Amadio. After further lessons at the NSW Conservatorium of Music with Albert Arlom he began his professional career in 1927 at age 15 playing in an ensemble formed by Sydney radio station 2FC. This group was enlarged to become the Australian Broadcasting Commission Studio Orchestra in 1932 and gradually grew further giving annual concert seasons in 1936 before officially becoming the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in 1946. Amadio was appointed principal flute in 1934.

During this period Amadio played under several conductors including Sir Hamilton Harty, Antal Dorati, Sir Thomas Beacham, Eugene Ormandy, Eugene Goossens and Willem van Otterloo amongst others.

Neville Amadio was also one of the founders of Musica Viva which has brought professional music to schools all over Australia for many years. He was a co-founder of the New Sydney Woodwind Quartet and also as an active teacher was professor of flute at the NSW Conservatorium of Music. He was awarded an MBE in 1969 and an AM in 1981 for his services to music.

The Powerhouse Museum's flute collection is the most significant and comprehensive in a public collection in Australia. It not only documents the development of the flute especially in England from the late 18th century but also includes instruments by many of Australia's finest flautists including John Amadio, Leslie Barklamb and David Cubbin. The collection also includes flutes by several Australian makers such as Jordan Wainwright and Clewin Harcourt.

References:

Linda Vogt AM; Flute Players of Note in Australia (Linda Vogt, NSW, 2004).


Michael Lea
Curator, music & musical instruments
July 2007.
It is unknown who made this flute and its origin. Based on the materials it is made from it was possibly mass produced as a cheaper priced alto flute.
One of the instruments owned by Neville Amadio. It is unknown where and when he acquired this instrument.

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Description
Flute, alto, Boehm system, silver plate, maker and place unknown, 1950-1970. Previously owned and played by Neville Amadio.

A Boehm system alto flute with body made of silver plated metal alloy with silver plated keys. Constructed in three sections - head joint, middle joint and C foot joint.

Made: 1950 - 1970
Marks
No marks
2007/84/6
Production date
1950 - 1970

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Mrs Hilda Maude Amadio, 2007
Subjects
+ Australian music
+ Classical music
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