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Laila Engle is a versatile performer who maintains a busy schedule working  as a flautist, vocalist, educator and producer.
Her extensive performance experience includes over a decade of service with Royal Australian Air Force alongside a wide range of freelance engagements with orchestras and ensembles such as  Orchestra Victoria, Philharmonia Australia,  Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Astra, 3 Shades Black, Argonaut Ensemble, Press Play, the Consort of Melbourne and Inventi Ensemble. In 2015 she appeared in the Melbourne Festival in duet with percussionist Daniel Richardson, and she has a long-running duet project with guitarist Ken Murray. She appears on the Move, and Ars Publica record labels and her performances are regularly broadcast on ABC FM. A passionate advocate for contemporary classical music, Laila has performed in the premiere of over 50 new works.
At 3MBS radio station, Laila was a presenter of the Australian Sounds program, assistant producer for the award winning series National Contemporary Landscapes, guest adjudicator on The Talent, and a regular performing artist on numerous live broadcasts.


As flautist, founding member and co-artistic director of the award winning Syzygy Ensemble, Laila has curated and performed in over 20 recitals at the Melbourne Recital Centre.  Highlights include the delivery of two staged chamber operas, and a Melbourne Festival appearance in 2012. The ensemble has toured nationally and overseas, and their debut recording ‘Making Signs’ was released to great acclaim in 2015