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 Somerset, UK, Keyna has music degrees from Germany (Hildesheim Uni), UK (Bath Spa and Bristol Uni) and Sydney Conservatorium and has performed around Europe and Australia including at Sydney Opera House, the Basement, Venue 505, Camelot Lounge, and had compositions commissioned by Sydney Conservatorium. Highlights include opening Adelaide Fringe Festival with Flamenco Australia and opening Picasso Exhibition at Art Gallery of NSW with Les Violettes. She also teaches piano, flute and theory from her home studio in Ashbury, with a passion for helping students achieve their potential.
"Wilkins, on flute, proved herself an unassuming but surpassing soloist of the most original, virtuosic proportions." Lloyd Bradford Skye, Skye on Stage (Alin and Melike show)
"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 theatre reviewer (Fred and Ginger show)