Professorial Staff - Classical Saxophone & Doubling Instruments, Saxophone Chamber Music
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Area of WorkWind, Brass & Percussion Department
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 The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, 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.