Andrew Macleod has been Principal Piccolo of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2003.
Aside from the MSO, Andrew has played as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony as well as the Adelaide, Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. He has also performed with the Australian World Orchestra.
Originally from Brisbane, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours from The University of Queensland, where he studied flute and piccolo with Jeanette Manricks. He also holds a Graduate Diploma of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Master of Philosophy degree in music from The University of Queensland.
Andrew later studied in England with renowned teacher Trevor Wye, and attended classes with other prominent teachers including William Bennett and Patricia Morris.
Andrew has appeared as a soloist with the MSO on numerous occasions, and in June 2013 gave the world premiere of Paul Stanhope’s Concerto for Piccolo Flute with the MSO, 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 enjoys teaching the flute and piccolo and, in addition to having been a past flute tutor at the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp, teaches at The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and the Australian National Academy of Music. With James Kortum, Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Andrew holds an annual retreat in Macedon, “The Complete Flute,” for talented flute students from around Australia. In his spare time Andrew is also a keen student of yoga and also enjoys developing his culinary skills.