Kaylie Melville


Kaylie Melville, a Melbourne-based percussionist, is dedicated to new music performance. A soloist and chamber musician, she is noted for her ‘immense skill and musicianship’ (Classic Melbourne). Kaylie has worked with many of Australia’s leading new music ensembles, including Speak Percussion, the Arcko Symphonic Ensemble and the Argonaut Ensemble. She is a co-director of the chamber ensemble Rubiks, recognised by Limelight Magazine for their ‘superbly executed exploration of recent masterworks’, and is the Artistic Director of the Bricolage percussion ensemble.

Kaylie’s festival appearances include the Metropolis New Music Festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, Melbourne Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Salihara Festival (Indonesia) and the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention (US). Kaylie has also been selected as a participant for a number of prestigious new music courses, including the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music (Germany, 2016), Bang on a Can Summer Festival (USA, 2015) and So Percussion’s Summer Institute at Princeton University (USA, 2013).

Her recent awards include an Australia Council Artstart Grant, the University of Melbourne’s Professional Pathways Scholarship and the Australian National Academy of Music’s John and Rosemary MacLeod Travelling Fellowship. Kaylie was selected as a finalist in the 2015 ANAM Concerto Competition and has been nominated for the 2016 Freedman Classical Fellowship.