Meg Burstow is a versatile Brisbane-based pianist who enjoys a diverse career as a performer, musical director, accompanist, and educator.
In 2018, Meg was awarded the prestigious Conservatorium Medal from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU), after graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Performance (Distinction) in both Classical and Jazz Piano. She is now a sought-after session musician and collaborator in a broad range of styles including jazz, pop, salsa, musical theatre, and world fusion music.
As a Musical Director, rehearsal pianist, and keys player, Meg has worked on shows including Women in Voice (MD 2021), The Italian Tenors, Blue: The Songs of Joni Mitchell, Hunky Dory: The Music of David Bowie, Beautiful Noise: The Life & Music of Neil Diamond, All Together Now, Take Me to Paris, Lesbian Love Stories, and A Very Naughty Christmas. Past musical productions include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Strictly Ballroom, Mamma Mia, and Pirates of Penzance.
Meg currently performs with Queensland Music Award-winning artists Menaka Thomas and Sahara Beck. She has also had the privilege of working with and learning from incredible creatives including Tenzin Choegyal, Charlie Chan, Dheeraj Shrestha, Glenn Barry, Darshil Shah, Jamie Clark, Queenie van de Zandt, Bridget Boyle, Jenny Wynter, Alison St Ledger, and Pauline Maudy.
Meg performs regularly as a soloist and band member for corporate events and private functions, with past clients including QANTAS, Queensland Government, and Griffith University. She is currently engaged as a piano teacher at St Laurence's College and as a sessional choral accompanist at QCGU.
By Louise Crossen
Sept 20, 2019
Interview with Anna Kho, creator of the Musicians Unmuted podcast
Nov 5, 2021