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Yvonne Frindle was born in Sydney and educated at an agricultural high school where she cultivated her musical interests and dismayed her English teachers by writing too slowly in examinations. An honours graduate in performance and musicology from Sydney University’s Music Department, she also holds graduate diplomas in education and communication. The dubious ecstasy of completing her academic thesis (words: 30,000; readership: three), impressed on her the delights of writing for (thousands of) ordinary concertgoers, and since then she has spent much of her time writing and speaking about music. Since 1996 Yvonne Frindle has worked in specialist editorial roles and as an orchestral artistic administrator, both in Australia and the US. She admits to playing flute and piano (but not in public).

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