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TAMZIN FERRÉ ELLIOTT, age 19, is from Cardiff by the Sea, a surfer town in northern San Diego, and is a freshman at Bard College and Conservatory. For the past 4 years Tamzin had studied with Roger Reynolds, Professor at University of California, San Diego, and she is currently studying with George Tsontakis at the Bard Conservatory. She was one of four Los Angeles Philharmonic Composer Fellows for the 2009-2011 program in which she studied composition with James Matheson and A.J. McCaffrey. Tamzin has attended the Yellow Barn Summer Music Program for the 2007-2011 seasons, and studies composition with Stephen Coxe and has had master classes with guest composers Melinda Wagner, Fred Lerdahl, Steven Mackey, and Chris Theofanidis. As for Tamzin’s performance work, she studies flute with Patricia Spencer at Bard and has trained with Karen Reynolds as well as Sarah Jackson, piccoloist and flutist for the LA Philharmonic. She is also studying harp with Bridget Kibbey and has studied with Sylvia Ré, harpist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has been recently awarded the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, YoungArts Top Artist’s 2010 award. Tamzin loves reading National Geographic, New Yorkers, and Sherlock Holmes stories, and going on bike rides and doing yoga in her free time. Tamzin is inspired by the science and beauty of nature, other forms of art, and, as she states, “Feeling the human behind the performance.” Her dream is to not be recognized as a specialist, but to be thought of without genre, without the label of either composer or performer – to be appreciated simply as a musician.