Backstage Music is curated by leading musicians in the field of new music, flautist Lamorna Nightingale and composer Elizabeth Jigalin.


Lamorna Nightingale is a core member of the new music group - Ensemble Offspring and appears regularly with Sydney's finest orchestras and chamber groups. Recently, Lamorna produced and performed as a soloist in the Australian Premier Performance of Sciarrino's work for 104 flute players, ‘Il cerchio tagliato dei suoni’ at the 2015 Australian Flute Festival. In January 2016 she performed with early music ensemble Anima Eterna at the Sydney Festival and then the Lincoln Centre in New York. From 2012-14 Lamorna was the President of the Flute Society of NSW, she has an active teaching studio and is a Senior Examiner for the AMEB. Lamorna also runs a publishing company Fluteworthy dedicated to creating flute teaching resources.


Elizabeth Jigalin is a composer based in Sydney, Australia. Elizabeth is excited by the creative potentials of collaboration with much of her music directly inspired by the people she writes for. This keen interest for collaboration has seen Elizabeth direct and co-found "the music box project" (creative music collective of early career artists), curate a variety of projects and concerts and have her music performed and explored by a variety of ensembles and soloist musicians. Additionally, Elizabeth is interested in considering new and engaging ways to encourage creative music making in the classroom and has presented workshops at schools and for Sydney Symphony’s “TunED Up!” education programs. Elizabeth also freelances for a variety of music organisations developing online content/media and educational resources.