Alison Wormell (they/them) is a British-Australian bassoonist, living between Australia, the UK and Finland. Alison is currently Acting Principal Bassoon with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra for their 2023 Autumn season and part of their 2024 Spring season.

Alison has performed with orchestras worldwide, recently working as Acting Tutti Bassoon and Contrabassoon with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. They were also Acting Principal Bassoon with the Lapland Chamber Orchestra for their 2022 Spring program. Additionally, Alison has performed with the Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Opera Australia and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, and the London Mozart Players, among others.

Alison is the producer at Play Outdoors Productions. POP is a film production house and community for underrepresented voices in music and the outdoors. It is funded by the Royal College of Music London’s Accelerate grant scheme. Their mission is to amplify marginalised voices, explore new forms of storytelling, champion new compositions by emerging composers, and increase the accessibility of art music. Their first film Conduits for Joy is about making reeds and bicycle frames and was released in February 2023.

Alison completed an Artists Diploma of Performance at the Royal College of Music London in 2022, studying with Joost Bosdijk, Sarah Burnett, and Andrea de Flammineis. Their studies were generously supported by the Tegner Scholarship, Craxton Memorial Trust, and the Munster Trust. Alison graduated from RCM with a Masters in Performance with Distinction in 2021, and in 2018 was the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Fellow.

Updated August 2023

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