Douglas Mackie

Douglas Mackie, Flute

New Zealand born Douglas Mackie was Principal Flute with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
from 1981 until his retirement in 2023. Having completed a science degree at the University of
Auckland, he was awarded a scholarship to undertake four years of postgraduate work at the Royal College of Music, studying flute with John Francis, and piano with Kendall Taylor. Returning to New Zealand, he took up the position of Principal Flute with the Auckland Philharmonic and later crossed the Tasman to join the TSO. He has appeared as a soloist with the TSO on numerous occasions including the two flute concerti by Mozart, Mozart’s flute and harp concerto, concerti by
Khachaturian and Ibert, and the Bach B minor suite. He also recorded the Rodrigo Flute Concerto
with the TSO for Broadcast on ABC Classic fm. He has appeared with other Australian orchestras
including Guest Principal of the Adelaide and Queensland orchestras. He also toured with the
Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players under the auspices of Musica Viva. For many years he was
lecturer in flute at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music where he also completed a Master of
Music degree.