Flute head joint

Made 1950-1980

This flute is one of several in the Powerhouse Museum’s collection that belonged to and were played by one of Australia’s greatest flautists, Neville Amadio. Internationally renowned as a soloist and chamber musician, Amadio held the position of Principal Flute in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for over 40 years from its establishment in the early 1930s until his retirement from the position in 1978.

Born in Sydney in 1913 Neville Amadio began learning the flute at the age of 8 initially gettin...


The standard metal flute head joint consists of a silver cylindrical tube with raised lip plate around the mouth piece.


It is unknown who designed and produced this head joint.


Part of the instruments owned by Neville Amadio. It is unknown where and when he acquired this part.
Amadio, Neville 1930-1978


Gift of Mrs Hilda Maude Amadio, 2007
18 July, 2007

Cite this Object

Flute head joint 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 June 2017, <https://ma.as/362590>
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