Austin commenced his music studies in Korea at the age of 8, and then went on to study flute with Kellie Grennan from the age of 14. In 2010 he was awarded his ATCL diploma with distinction from Trinity College London, and in 2014 received a distinction in his LTCL diploma. Austin was the school music captain in his final year at The King's School. He received full marks for his music extension course for the HSC, and subsequently a nomination for the "HSC Encore".
Austin has participated in masterclasses and lessons with internationally renowned flutists such as Alexa Still and Jane Rutter, and played flute with the Peter Seymour Orchestra in 2008 and 2009.
Austin is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Medicine and Arts (majoring in music) at the University of NSW, where he is principal flute with the UNSW Symphony Orchestra. Austin also plays flute and piccolo with the SBS Youth Orchestra and North Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Austin currently teaches flute for us at Windworks, and also at St Joseph's College in Hunters Hill. He plays a handmade Altus flute with a gold Tomasi head joint.