Lynette Fuller has played the National Carillon Canberra since 1994, presenting regular recitals, and is currently the president of the Carillon Society of Australia and also editor of the society’s magazine Dulci Tomes.
Lyn has a particular interest in music written for the carillon by Australian Composers, student composers and women, along with teaching the instrument. It is an interesting instrument to play and teach - a concert instrument, which provides ongoing opportunities for performance, composing and arranging. It therefore demands musicians of a high calibre, technique and discipline, ensuring a standard of excellence which maintains its iconic status.
Lyn has two compositions published with ACME (American Carillon Music Editions) and enjoys working with Australian composers and ensuring that their music is played. She has premiered works by: Elena Kats-Chernin, Larry Sitsky, Graeme Koehne, Becky Llewellyn and Judith Clingan. The late Wilfrid Holland has written music especially for Lyn, along with Dr. Emma Lou Diemer (American Composer), Sitsky, Kats-Chernin, Clingan and Llewellyn. Lyn herself has been commissioned to write two compositions.
Lyn studied piano at the Canberra School of Music as a scholarship student with Larry Sitsky: "This would have to be the highlight of my musical education – a masterful and influential teacher." Lyn also encourages Composition Students, having overseen a recent composition competition run by the Carillon Society of Australia. This was in collaboration with the Carillon Society, the NCA and the Wesley Music Foundation. There were 22 entrants and the competition ensures that young student composers are aware of, and learn how to write for, this magnificent concert instrument.
Lyn has presented recitals overseas in Logumkloster (Denmark), Springfield Illinois (America), St. Louis (Missouri USA), Cobh (Ireland) Groningen (Holland), Ann Arbor (Michigan) and closer to home – the Sydney University War Memorial Carillon. She is passionate about always presenting Australian Music: "Why? Because we do it well here!"