Piccolo and Flute player of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra since 1997, Linda Stuckey has enjoyed working with some of the worldʼs leading conductors and soloists including Jaap van Zweden, Lorin Maazel, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Edo de Waart. She has appeared as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Guangzhou Symphony orchestras, as well as in radio broadcasts, recordings and chamber music performances in Hong Kong and the region.
Throughout her career, Linda has performed with many orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra and in 2012, toured Europe as Guest Principal Piccolo with the Asia-Pacific United Orchestra.
Since its inception in 2011, Linda has performed annually as Principal Piccolo of the Australian World Orchestra, which brings Australian musicians from elite orchestras around the world to play together under the baton of conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Sir Simon Rattle and Simone Young.
Born in Sydney, Linda began her music studies at the age of five on recorder before moving on to piccolo and then flute. She led an active musical life in Sydney. Her first major performance was a piccolo solo at the age of 10 in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Linda completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance with Honours) degree at the Canberra School of Music, Australian National University studying with Vernon Hill and Virginia Taylor and then went on to further study in Manchester, UK, at the Royal Northern College of Music with Peter Lloyd and Patricia Morris, where she completed both her Postgraduate Diploma and Performance Diploma. At the time of her international postgraduate study, Linda was the recipient of the prestigious Queenʼs Trust Scholarship Award for Young Australians, the English Speaking Union Scholarship and the Big Brother Movement Scholarship.
In her home country, Linda was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships and performed at the Official Presidential Dinner for visiting US President George Bush Sr and Mrs Bush held at the Parliament House in 1992.
In recent years Linda has returned regularly to tutor for the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) National Music Camp organisation including their residency in Akoesticum, Ede in The Netherlands for the AYOʼs European Tour in the summer of 2019.
In addition to her full-time role with the HK Phil, Linda has been teaching on the performance faculties of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Hong Kong Baptist University. She also teaches masterclasses and is in demand as a private teacher.