Toronto-born Alison Melville began her musical life in a school classroom in London (UK). Her subsequent career as a player of historical flutes and recorders has taken her across North America and to New Zealand, Iceland, Japan and Europe. A member of Ensemble Polaris and Artistic Co-Director of North Wind Concerts, she appears regularly with Tafelmusik, and collaborates in many other varied artistic endeavours in Toronto and further afield. Some personal career highlights include – in addition to many wonderful experiences with the Toronto Consort – playing for the CBC’s The Friendly Giant and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azbakan with the Toronto Symphony; solo shows in inner-city London (UK) schools; an improvised duet for Baroque flute and acrobat in northern Finland; and, oh yes, a summer of concerts in Ontario prisons. Alison can be heard on over 65 CDs, including several critically-acclaimed solo recordings. She taught for many years at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, is currently on faculty at the University of Toronto, teaches at numerous early music workshops across North America, and offers early music appreciation courses for Ryerson University’s Life Institute. Tales of musical adventure can be read at calliopessister.com. For more information please see www.alisonmelville.com.