Professorial Staff - Classical Saxophone & Doubling Instruments, Saxophone Chamber Music
Area of work
Wind, Brass & Percussion Department
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF
Email: [email protected]
Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Born in Manchester, Melanie studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Richard Addison and Derek Honner. As a soloist and ensemble player she has made numerous recordings and performed concerts worldwide. Recent engagements include productions of Sylvia (Royal Opera House), Turandot (Royal Opera House) and concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Sounds Positive. Melanie is in much demand as a woodwind 'Doubler' in the West End and has played in Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, La Cava, Passion and Grease to name but a few! Recent engagements include South Pacific (Royal National Theatre) and Just So (Chichester Festival Theatre). She also recorded the cast album for both shows.
Qualifications / Educational Background
The Royal Academy of Music
Melanie teaches at Trinity Laban and examines and adjudicates in other Conservatoires. She is also a syllabus selector for the Associated Board and is currently revising the saxophone repertoire lists. Melanie was honoured to be awarded an ARAM last year.