BMus Bassoon, AMusA Clarinet, AMusA Recorder
Currently bassoonist with Sydney Sympony Fellowship.
Melissa Woodroffe was born in Brisbane and studied clarinet for two years at the University of Queensland, completing her AMUSA with premier clarinettist Paul Dean in 2006. She then commenced bassoon at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Leesa Dean, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Music. Since then she has studied with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s principal bassoonist, Matthew Wilkie, and then with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s associate principal bassoonist, Elise Millman, at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2010.
Melissa was principal bassoonist of the Queensland Youth Symphony for two years under the renowned John Curro, touring internationally with the orchestra in 2008 and performing the Weber Concerto in 2009. She has been a participant of AYO National Music Camp, the Australian International Summer Orchestral Institute, and SydneySinfonia and has played at such festivals as the Bangalow Music Festival and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.
Since 2007, Melissa has worked casually with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Sydney Symphony, and has played with various chamber groups in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney including the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Camerata of St Johns, Arcko, Southern Cross Soloists and Orchestra Romantique.
Melissa has taught clarinet and bassoon at several reputable schools around Brisbane including St Peters Lutheran College, Clayfield College and Hillbrook Anglican School.
These details were last updated on April 16, 2014