Cello, position supported by Geelong Friends of the MSO
Miranda Brockman was born into a large musical family in Geelong and studied both piano and cello as a child. Her teachers include Marianne Hunt, Kate Finnis, Nelson Cooke and Christian Wojtowicz. Miranda studied music at Melbourne University graduating with a Master’s Degree in Music Performance.
In 1999 Miranda won her current position as permanent cellist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. She has also played with Australia Pro Arte, the Australian Chamber Soloists and performed as principal cellist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra and the Geelong Chamber Orchestra. As concerto soloist Miranda has appeared with a number of regional orchestras including the Ballarat Symphony Orchestra on three occasions.
Miranda Brockman is a keen chamber musician. As a child she played in the Brockman String Quartet and in later life was a member of the prize-winning Lyric Trio at Melbourne University. She was a founding member of Melbourne-based Trio Anima Mundi with whom she played for five years. Her playing is frequently broadcast over both the ABC and 3MBSfm particularly as part of Trio Anima Mundi’s highly acclaimed CD released in 2013. Miranda has a strong commitment to country audiences having brought chamber music concerts to towns across Victoria over many years. Tens of thousands of dollars have been donated to charity through these concerts and two venues have been able to purchase a piano for future concerts as a result. Miranda is also a regular performer in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series and other regional Chamber Music festivals.