Keyna Wilkins is a published composer, pianist and flautist based in Sydney. With international classical training, she has branched into live theatre, jazz, flamenco and free improvisation. Exploratory, open-minded and globally inspired, her music creates a unique hybrid of sound worlds. Eight of her compositions have been published by the Australian music publisher, Wirripang. Born in picturesque Somerset, UK, and with music degrees from Germany (Hildesheim Uni), UK (Bath Spa and Bristol Uni), Keyna is currently completing her M Mus Composition at Sydney Conservatorium. Since immigrating to Sydney in 2009, Keyna has performed in a diverse range of ensembles in many venues including Sydney Opera House, the Basement, Art Gallery of NSW, and had compositions commissioned by Sydney Conservatorium. She also teaches piano, flute and music theory from her home studio in Ashbury, with a passion for helping students achieve their musical potential.
"Keyna Wilkins plays both flute and piano... and infuses the music with a pleasant breeziness." John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald (Peña Flamenca)
"Keyna Wilkins is a lithe and lovely Key, brusque and bustling one moment and floating on a cloud of her own music the next." Lisa Thatcher, Sydney Fringe Festival theatre reviewer (Fred and Ginger)