Andrew Macleod has held the Principal Piccolo position with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2003.
Andrew has played as a guest with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Christchurch Symphony as well as the Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras. Andrew has also performed with the Australian World Orchestra.
Originally from Brisbane, Andrew studied flute and piccolo with Jeanette Manricks at the University of Queensland, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours. After completing his Master of Philosophy in Music at The University of Queensland, Andrew continued his music education, studying in the UK with renowned teacher Trevor Wye.
Andrew has appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions, and in June 2013 gave the world premiere of Paul Stanhope’s Concerto for Piccolo Flute with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 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 teaches at The University of Melbourne, the Australian National Academy of Music, and is a guest lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Along with James Kortum, Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Andrew is Co-Director of The Complete Flute, which offers comprehensive courses for performers and teachers. In 2021, Andrew completed his yoga teacher training through Integral Yoga and is now a qualified yoga instructor. Andrew is a Yamaha Artist and plays a Yamaha YFL- 877 Custom Handmade Flute.