Melissa Doecke is one of Australia’s most exciting flautists, with a busy career of recitals, orchestral work and chamber music performances across the entire range of repertoire for flute. A section finalist in the 2010 Australian Young Performer Awards, Melissa gave the Australian premiere of Christian Lindberg’s Flute Concerto as soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Her debut CD Melissa Doecke – Flute was released in 2013 and her latest album Ulpirra Sonatines with esteemed composer/pianist Mark Isaacs will be released in 2015 and includes world premiere recordings of works by Ross Edwards and Mark Isaacs.
Melissa has performed in London at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, at St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Purcell Room at London's Southbank, as well as in recordings for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television. She has also given recitals in Europe, the UK, Middle East and Australia, and performed at music festivals worldwide, including the Harrogate and Spitalfields festivals in the UK, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival, MONA FOMA, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music and the Alice Desert Festival. Melissa is co-artistic director of Inventi Ensemble and is passionate about performing and promoting new music and new Australian music in particular.