Kaylie Melville

participation in

  • Classical:NEXT 2017

Kaylie Melville is recognised as one of Australia’s most talented young
percussionists. She has worked with leading Australian ensembles and orchestras and performed at festivals including the Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne Festival, Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, the Salihara Festival (Indonesia), Bang on a Can Summer Festival (USA), Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music (Germany), and the Percussive Arts Society’s International Conventional (USA).

Kaylie is a core artist with Speak Percussion and a co-director of the contemporary ensemble Rubiks Collective. She was a finalist for the 2016 Freedman Classical Fellowship, and has appeared as a concerto soloist at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music and at the Australian National Academy of Music.

Key Achievements

o Speak Percussion Core Artist (2016-) and Young Artist in Residence (2015)
o Co-director of the mixed contemporary sextet Rubiks Collective (2015-)
o Finalist for the 2016 Freedman Classical Fellowship
o Performances as concerto soloist at the Bendigo International Festival of
Exploratory Music and the Australian National Academy of Music in 2016
o Percussion fellow for the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New
Music (Germany 2016), Bang on a Can Summer Festival in 2015 (USA) and
So Percussion Summer Institute at Princeton University in 2013 (USA)
o Recipient of the 2016 Australian National Academy of Music Travelling
Fellowship, a 2015 ArtStart Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, and
a 2015 Professional Pathways Scholarship from the Victorian College of the
Arts and the Victorian State Government
o World premiere performances of major works by leading Australian
composers, including Kate Neal’s Semaphore and Elliott Gyger’s Crystallise

Education & Training

2013-2015 Professional Performance Program
The Australian National Academy of Music
2014 Master of Music (Performance)
The University of Melbourne
2011 Master of Music Studies
The University of Melbourne
2010 Bachelor of Music (Hon)
The University of Western Australia
2010 Bachelor of Arts, English Literature and French
The University of Western Australia

Kaylie Melville



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