Classically trained jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, accompanist, musical director, & educator.

An alumna of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Meg holds a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Distinction, where she studied both Classical and Jazz Piano.  During her studies, Meg was the recipient of the prestigious Conservatorium Medal, Sid SJ Bromley Jazz Award for Outstanding Student, Victoria Chalmers Education Award, and Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship. 

Originally from rural Queensland, Meg is now based in Brisbane, where she enjoys a diverse career as a freelance musician.  Always searching for new experiences in music, Meg has pursued performance opportunities in classical, jazz, salsa, pop, Colombian, and Indian music.  Her passion for vocal music has led to her extensive experience as an accompanist for musical theatre, choirs, and soloists.  Meg was most recently engaged as the substitute Musical Director for the 2019 A Very Naughty Christmas show by Understudy Productions, and was the Musical Director Mentee for the 2019 Women in Voice production.

As a writer of "thought-provoking, cinematic composition" (Dr Steve Newcomb), Meg combines harmonic complexity with catchy, appealing melodies to create unique jazz and pop works.  She has been invited to present her compositions by the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, female music advocacy organisation Women of Noise, and independent music label Supersonic.



Remarkable music graduate wins Conservatorium Medal

September 20, 2019 | Louise Crossen, Griffith University

Life after uni: Meg Burstow, piano

October 15, 2019 | Stephanie Eslake, CutCommon magazine