Melissa Douglas    

2023 MSO Cybec Young Composer in Residence
MSO Media Release

Cybec Composers Showcase 2022








Wave Variations, premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Richard Davis

29th of January 2022, 6.30pm 

Hamer Hall, Southbank VIC

Commissioned by the Cybec Foundation and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

More music

Shifting (2019), commissioned and performed by PLEXUS:

"Responding to the mobiles of American artist Alexander Calder, Shifting by Melissa Douglas created a disembodied, weightless sense of freedom through upward melodic spirals anchored by piano."


Tony Way, The Age


"From the delicate beginnings of floating single notes, the music developed with a free rise and fall of sharply contoured patterns until an expressive chordal piano solo developed. We felt a virtual wind blow through the mobiles as the instruments took up wider tonal gyrations with more expansive colour and energy.” 


Julie McErlain

Classic Melbourne Music News and Reviews 2020