1937 Born Lynette Jamieson Perth, Western Australia
1943-1948 State School education: Collie, South Perth & Nedlands Primary
Private tuition in piano, Ida Roberts B.Mus (Melb) and ballet, Linley Wilson & Dorothy Fleming
Class 5A at Nedlands Primary
School 1948
(Lyn third row, far left)
1950 1953 Cottesloe Beach Perth Modern School,1954
(lyn third row, far left)
1952 ABC “Young Australia” radio broadcasts.
1953 A.Mus.A. WA Music Prize, J.B. Vincent Memorial Prize.
1954 Scholarship to University of Melbourne Conservatorium.
1955-1958 Resident Janet Clarke Hall.
Albert Guy Miller Residential Scholarship 3 years
Wright Prize for Instrumental Music
Ormond Scholarship
Prizes at Dandenong, South Street and ABC Concerto Competitions.
Master Classes with Raphael da Silva.
1958- Elected Senior Student of Janet Clarke Hall
ABC piano recitals, Musica Viva trio recital.
University of Melbourne Bachelor of Music Degree First Class Honours.
Established reputation as solo and chamber music recitalist; and orchestral soloist.
Janet Clarke Hall residential college Melbourne Conservatorium Roy Shepherd
Piano Professor
Backstage with John Brown (baritone), Patricia Connop (soprano) and Janette Cairnie (contralto)
ABC Concerto Competition
1959-1960 Director of Music Methodist Ladies College, Perth Western Australia.
ABC radio teaching music to remote schools.
1960-1961 Marriage to Victor Garland
Five months journey by car through East & West Europe & across the USA.
Master classes with Bruno Seidlhofer in Vienna (in German!).
Victor and Lyn Garland, newlyweds. Family St. Hilda’s School Lyn and Michael Cole, performing Carnival of the Animals.
1961-1969 Director of Music St. Hilda’s School, Perth Western Australia. Staged student productions of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” and Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”.
ABC choir recitals, music appreciation programmes and piano recitals.
First television performance Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan”, WASO conductor, David Measham.
Many concerts, three children Michael, David and Sally and a husband in Federal Parliament.
1970-1980 A decade of involvement with our children,their care and education, political activities, travel with husband within Australia and to 50 countries overseas. For normality, some ABC recitals, television and public concerts.
1977 Established the annual Garland Music Prize at Hale School, Western Australia.
1979 Organised WA’s Sesquicentenial Music Competition with prizes for the best performances on any instrument by musicians under 18 years.
Edgar Nottage and David Measham ajudicators, Mark Coughlan and Stephen Farmer pianists, emerging talents.
1981-1983 Diplomatic Corps. Victor appointed Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
A concert given at Australia House with fellow Australian Ashley Arbuckle co-leader of the
London Symphony Orchestra was a full house including about half of Mrs. Thatcher’s Cabinet.
Hon. Sir Victor Garland KBE
and Lady Garland.
Australia House, London Lyn and Ashley. Dinner setting at the Residence.
1981-2007 English-Speaking Union (Music Scholarships).
1981-1996 Philharmonia Orchestra (Friends Committee).
1984-1986 Royal College of Music (Events).
1985- Privately resident, Victor became Chairman and Director of many companies in London.
He was Vice-Chairman of the Royal Festival Hall complex for 15 years.
Recitals given at Wigmore Hall, St. James’s Piccadilly, Lambeth Palace and Leighton House.
Schubertiades at Sothebys with Australian Alan Kogosowski and Bach at the Windsor Festival in the Castle.
Juror Australian Musical Foundation Awards.
Wigmore Hall concert program Wigmore Hall auditorium Program 1982 Windsor Festival
1986-1995 A decade of piano duet recitals with Rosalind Runcie for the restoration of Lambeth Palace Garden
and the Salisbury Cathedral spire Concert Review.
Program for
Salisbury Cathedral concert
Lyn with Rosalind Runcie Etching of Lambeth House. Program for
St. Lukes concert
1987 Concerts with St. Giles Quartet (members of the London Symphony Orchestra).
Tour in Yugoslavia: duos with pianist Marina Milic.
Concert program Lyn with St. Giles Quartet: Ian McDonough, Ashley Arbuckle, Brian Clarke, Francis Saunders Lyn with Alan Kogosowski. Marina Milic
1989 A return visit to the York Music Festival Western Australia. Concert Review
Chateau d’Attalens (concert review) and Bern Switzerland and Radio Suisse Romande.
York Festival 1989 poster Lyn with Promusica; Alistair Kirwan (viola), Marina Gillam (violin 1), Kate Drybrough (violin 2) & Iain Grandage (cello) Duets with Mark Coughlan. Lyn in York, Western Australia.
Founder member of piano trio Triangulus: Opening series of five concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
UK and European recitals.
Contract with Meridian Records: discography.
Triangulus on tour Holywell Music Room
1990- Foundation Patron Beethoven Piano Society of Europe.
1990-1995 Musicians Benevolent Fund, Chairman Friends Advisory,
Executive Committee.
1991-1992 Val Gardena Music Festival, Italy, Advisory Committee.
1992 Recital for the President of Malta at the Palace, Valetta: awarded the President’s Medal.
BBC World Service “Recording of the Week” guest presenter. Topic; a review of Dr John Amis’ CD “Amiscellany” – Music Making with Friends available on Nimbus NI7720. Download transcript
1993 Shipton Festival Concert for two, four and six hands at one piano: Lyn Garland, Julian Allwood and Sam Laughton.
Recital at “Dial House”, Englefield Green near Windsor. Music of Bach and Mozart for 4, 3, 2 and 1 piano.
Performers: Lyn with Laurence West, Ruth Nye and Piers Lane.
Shipton Festival
concert poster
Shipton Festival
Lyn with Julian Allwood
and Sam Laughton
Recital for 4 pianos:
(left to right) Laurence West, Lyn, Ruth Nye and Piers Lane
Piers Lane
1994 – 2008 Patron Guildford Choral Society (United Kingdom).
1995 Occasional World Service broadcasts.
1996 St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, The Chopin Society, Hatchlands, Edinburgh Festival, The Lamp of Lothian the Duchess of Hamilton’s charity (supper with Gian Carlo Manotti – why did he live in a castle in rainy Scotland?), Lincoln’s Inn London, The Holywell Room, St.John’s, St. Hilda’s, Exeter & University Colleges Oxford.
Exeter College Chapel Hatchlands Jacqueline du Pres Music Centre
St. Hilda’s College Oxford
Chapel, Royal Hospital, Chelsea
1996-1999 Yorke Memorial Trust (See Contact page for more details)
1999 Perth International Arts Festival: Triangulus series at University of Western Australia, broadcasts on Radio FM.
Concert Review
1999- King’s College University of London: Menzies Centre for Australian Studies Advisory Board.
2002 Recorded 3 cello and piano CDs with Alison Moncrieff Kelly dedicated to Alexander Kelly.
BBC Radio 3 “In Tune” interview and live performance: Triangulus recital series at St. John’s Smith Square.
2004 Established Piano Studio by River Thames near Henley.
2006 – Oxford Philomusica: Master Classes Advisory Committee.
2007 Returned to Australia.
2008 – 2009 Recitals: The Weld Club, The Karrakatta Club, Musica Viva invited audience with Mark Coughlan (piano), Peter Tanfield (violin) and Sky Ingram (soprano).
Piano Grande! concert – Government House Ballroom, Western Australia. Concert Review
Mentors: Ida Roberts, Roy Shepherd, John Amis, Alexander Kelly and …
centenarians Belinda Norman-Butler and Alice Carrardmemoire
Ruth Nye, Piano Professor
Royal College of Music, Menuhin School.
Belinda Norman-Butler
Alice Carrard (1897-2000) Alexander Kelly, eulogy by Iain Burnside, pianist & BBC broadcaster download