Bridget Rennie-Salonen

By May 30, 2019Uncategorized

Flautist, Dr Bridget Rennie-Salonen (PhD LicAE LRSM PGDip BA) is also both researcher and practitioner in musicians’ health, with expertise in somatic learning. Her extensive experience as a music educator informs her research, and her ongoing and varied performance output contributes valuable perspectives to both her research and pedagogy. She is interested in the interaction of the physiological, psychological, behavioural, and artistic aspects in performers. Bridget’s PhD focused on tertiary music students’ occupational health curriculum content, implementation, and assessment. She is on the team of the international Musicians’ Health Literacy Consortium, is a Research Fellow and Part-time Lecturer at Stellenbosch University, and is a licensed Andover Educator. She is highly sought after as a flute teacher, and many of her students have excelled nationally and internationally, several occupying positions in South African (SA) orchestras. As the Solo Principal Flute of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, she was the recipient of the prestigious Ben & Faye Carklin Award for Artistic Excellence. Recent awards include Fiesta, Silver Ovation, and Oppenheimer Memorial Trust awards. A well-known freelance performer, she has appeared as soloist with several SA orchestras. She is principal flute of the Cape Town Festival Orchestra, permanent guest principal with the Free State Symphony Orchestra, and is Baroque traverso flautist with the Camerata Tinta Barocca, SA’s premier early music ensemble.

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