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2022, 2013
"The AWO represents a fantastic opportunity to play with colleagues from both Australia and around the world. It’s sure to be an exhilarating experience!”

Andrew Macleod

Flute, Piccolo

Principal Piccolo – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Brisbane
Education:  The University of Queensland


Andrew Macleod has held the Principal Piccolo position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2003.

Andrew has played as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony as well as the Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.

Originally from Brisbane, Andrew studied flute and piccolo with Jeanette Manricks at the University of Queensland, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. After completing his Master of Philosophy in Music at The University of Queensland, Andrew continued his music education, studying in the UK with renowned teacher Trevor Wye.

Andrew has appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, and in June 2013 gave the world premiere of Paul Stanhope’s Concerto for Piccolo Flute with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a work co-commissioned by the Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. The recording of the performance was released on the MSO LIVE label by the ABC, and in 2014 the album was nominated for an ARIA in the Best Classical Album category.

Andrew teaches at The University of Melbourne, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music. Along with James Kortum, Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Andrew is Co-Director of The Complete Flute, which offers comprehensive courses for performers and teachers. Andrew is also a qualified yoga instructor.

Last updated 2022