Matthew Ockendon holding Bassoon
2023, 2022, 2015 India, 2011
“What a great idea to have a national orchestra bringing together a collage of artistic experiences from around the globe. Go the ‘Orchestroos’.”

Matthew Ockenden


Associate Principal Bassoon – Opera Australia Orchestra; Bassoon (casual) – Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Essen Hochschule

Matthew Ockenden holds the position of Associate Principal Bassoon in the Opera Australia Orchestra having first joined the Orchestra in 1993. Matt Started his musical studies at the age of twelve, and under the tutelage of Gordon Skinner and Gustavo Núñez, went on to complete a Bachelor of Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Essen Hochschule.

In addition to the Bassoon, Matt also plays the piano and is the pianist in the Orchestra’s big band.

Last updated 2023