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
Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Canberra School of Music; Royal Northern College of Music, England
Linda Stuckey joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic in September 1997 as Piccolo and Flute player. Born in Sydney, she began her music studies at the age of five on the recorder, moving on to the piccolo and then the flute. Her first major performance was a piccolo solo at the age of ten in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, after which she appeared with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, among many others.
In 1990, she was awarded the Licentiate of Music of Australia and co-founded the Kulgarni Wind Quintet. One of the Quintet’s special appearances includes a 1992 performance for former U.S. President George Bush. In the same year, Jeunnesses Musicales invited the Quintet to perform in Montreal for the city’s 350th anniversary.
Stuckey went on to win the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Concerto Competition, the AMEB/Sydney Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, the John Lehner Flute Scholarship, the Doris Pilkington Memorial Prize at the City of Sydney Eisteddfod, and the inaugural Chamber Music Prize from the Canberra School of Music from which she received her Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours in 1994. Stuckey has toured Europe twice, with the Australian Youth Orchestra (1994) and the Schleiswig-Holstein Music Festival (1997). She has also won several scholarships, including the Queen’s Trust Scholarship Award for Young Australians which enabled her to carry out postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in England. She studied flute and piccolo there with Peter Lloyd and Patricia Morris, completing her Postgraduate Diploma and her Performance Diploma in 1997.
Linda Stuckey has performed as soloist with several Australian orchestras as well as the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.
Last updated 2020