Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Melbourne Chamber Orchestra; Tinalley String Quartet
Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: University of Melbourne
Cellist Michelle Wood has had a remarkably varied career as one of Australia’s finest chamber and orchestral musicians. As a founding member of the Tinalley Quartet, she was a winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, leading to national & international acclaim. She is a current member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra cello section, and has also had the honour to perform and tour as part of the Australian World Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti.
Michelle has been broadcast widely on radio both in Australia and Europe, and has recorded to great acclaim with both Tinalley Quartet (Ravel & Debussy Quartets for Decca, and Haydn Op.20) and violinist Kristian Winther (Tzigane).
In 2018 Michelle became co-Artistic director of Concerts Sans Frontières (CSF) – an exciting new international concert series that had its inaugural year presented at the prestigious Australian Embassy in Paris. The series is a collective of internationally renowned Australian classical musicians and their international friends and colleagues, coming together from all corners of the world to give classical music lovers rare and free access to remarkable concerts.
Michelle is a passionate teacher, and is involved in mentoring and teaching many young chamber musicians and cellists. She has worked with ensembles and students from the University of Melbourne, Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne Youth Orchestra programs and at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp as well as Fellowship Programs with the Melbourne Symphony.
Michelle performs on a instrument made in 1849 by Charles Boullangier.
Last updated 2021