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Melanie Wadd

Principal Viola

Melanie Wadd started playing the violin at the age of nine and switched to the viola at the age of 19. She studied at the University of Liverpool and graduated with honours in 1984. In addition, she has studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Ian Jewl, graduating with a diploma degree in orchestral music.

Born in England, Melanie Wadd came to Rovaniemi in 1988. Prior to that, she worked as sub-principal viola in the Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician in orchestras, she has performed in Finland, the Nordic countries and widely in Europe.