Meredith Beardmore is a Melbourne-based flutist specialising in historical instruments and practices. She performs regularly in chamber music ensembles across Australia. Some of the ensembles and festivals she has performed with include the Orchestra of St James, Brisbane Baroque Players, Badinerie Players, Opera at Jimbour, Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival and the Peninsula Summer Music Festival.
Originally from Brisbane, she completed her undergraduate study in 2009 at the Queensland Conservatorium under Gerhard Mallon. She went on to study historical performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Hans-Dieter Michatz and Dr Neal Peres da Costa. Highlights during her Masters degree include winning the Conservatorium’s Early Music Concerto Competition and the Early Music Ensemble tour to Europe. Meredith was also a Developing Artist with Ironwood during her time in Sydney. Meredith has also participated in informal study with prominent Historical Performance musicians in the UK and Europe including Rachel Brown, Peter Hostslag, Ashley Solomon and Jed Wentz, made possible through financial assistance from the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia. She has also participated in masterclasses and lessons with Masaaki Suzuki, Riccardo Minasi, Georgia Browne and Chris Norman.
Meredith now resides in Melbourne where she continues to explore chamber music opportunities as well as traditional/folk music. She writes and directs Tapsalteerie, a folk quartet, that plays original music based on Celtic traditions. She also works as a librarian at Melbourne Polytechnic.