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"The AWO is the kind of fantasy one mulls over with colleagues in a bar after a concert. For it to become a reality is nothing short of miraculous.”

Brock Imison

Bassoon, Contra Bassoon

Principal Contrabassoon – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown(s): Brisbane & Melbourne
Education: Queensland Conservatorium of Music

Brock Imison has held the position of Principal Contrabassoon with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2004. Born in Brisbane, Brock began playing the Bassoon at age 13 and completed his studies at the QLD Conservatorium Music School. During his studies he was a member of the Queensland Youth Orchestra and has also appeared with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonic, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra (now Opera Australia Orchestra), Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Brock strives to improve the profile of the Contrabassoon, premiering new music in solo recitals, arranging chamber music and hosting workshops for composers to learn more about the instrument. In 2008 he toured as soloist with the MSO performing his own transcription of Weber’s Bassoon Concerto for the Contrabassoon.

Last updated 2023