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 adjustment tool, is a small pointed device used for flutes. It consists of turned wooden handle with pointed metal shaft protruding from it.