Alison Wormell (they/them) is a British-Australian bassoonist, living between London and nipaluna/Hobart. They have performed professionally with orchestras worldwide, from the Northern Lights to the Southern Lights.

Alison was most recently Acting Tutti Bassoon and Contrabassoon with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, from August-December of 2022. They were 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 recently completed an Artists Diploma of Performance at the Royal College of Music London, 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 March 2023


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