Sydney-born Alison Wormell completed her Bachelor of Music Performance degree with first class honours in 2017, studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with Andrew Barnes. She also studied contrabassoon with Noriko Shimada (SSO), culminating in her honours thesis addressing 21st-century orchestral contrabassoon repertoire. While at university, Alison received the Kim Walker Scholarship, and attended the 2015 Sydney Conservatorium Estivo Chamber Music Summer School in Verona, Italy, under full scholarship. She has also played in masterclasses for musicians such as Gustavo Núñez, Martin Kuuksmann and Rachel Gough.
Alison has performed as a guest musician with the Sydney and Adelaide symphony orchestras, and in 2017 completed a Fellowship with the ASO. She has played principal bassoon with the Australian Youth Orchestra since 2017, and in 2016 was principal bassoon of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute. As the winner of the 2017 Sydney Conservatorium Concerto Competition, this year she will perform Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with the Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.