Keyna Wilkins is a published composer, pianist and flautist based in Sydney. Exploratory, open-minded and globally inspired, her music creates a unique hybrid of sound worlds. Virtuosic improvisation and wide stylistic versatility has led her to perform around Europe and Australia with many jazz, classical, flamenco, crossover, world and contemporary experimental ensembles. Eight of her compositions have been published by acclaimed Australian publishing house, Wirripang. Born in picturesque Somerset, UK, Keyna enjoyed an international music education spanning Germany (Hildesheim Uni), UK (Bath Spa and Bristol Uni) and Australia (currently Master of Music Composition at Sydney Conservatorium). After immigrating to Sydney in 2009, Keyna has a busy schedule of performances including at Sydney Opera House, The Basement, Art Gallery of NSW, and composition/arrangement commissions. She also teaches piano, flute and music theory from her home studio in Ashbury, in the heart of Sydney's inner west.
"Keyna Wilkins plays both flute and piano... and infuses the music with a pleasant breeziness." John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald (Peña Flamenca show)
"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 reviewer (Fred and Ginger theatre piece)