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Melissa Doecke

Piccolo | Flute | Bass Flute

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. Melissa has performed in London at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, at St Martin-in- the-Fields and the Purcell Room at London’s Southbank, and on recordings for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Television. She has also performed across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Brazil and Australia, and at music festivals worldwide, including Harrogate, Spitalfields and Peter-Maxwell Davies Festivals in the UK; and at the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Festival, MONA FOMA and the Alice Desert Festival, as well as past iterations of BIFEM. Performances in Australia include at the Elder Hall and the Melbourne Recital Centre and regular broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and 3MBS.

Melissa is co-artistic director of Inventi Ensemble, an ensemble rapidly establishing itself as one of Australia’s finest and most diverse chamber ensembles. The ensemble regularly performs in Australia’s finest concert halls and festivals and premieres new Australian music alongside community music performances and workshops in detention centres. Melissa’s discography includes the recent release Ulpirra Sonatines, which features premiere recordings of Australian works for flute and piano with pianist Mark Isaacs, as well as works with Inventi Ensemble I.