Prudence Davis has held the position of Principal Flute with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 1980. Growing up in Melbourne, Prue studied flute at the Victorian College of the Arts with Peter Edge and later in Switzerland with Aurele Nicolet. She has performed with the Australia Ensemble, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and is also a founding member of the Australian Chamber Soloists and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra (formerly Australia Pro Arte).
She tours regularly for Musica Viva and in 1989 toured Australia with the visiting Reger Trio from West Germany. She has appeared as a soloist in North and South America, Paris, Bonn, The Hague, Brussels, Berlin and Kuala Lumpur as well as on many occasions with the MSO. In January 1993 she undertook a solo tour of Japan where she performed with the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and gave chamber music concerts and masterclasses.