Toukie Wood is an Australian composer, musician, producer and educator. Holding a Bachelor of Music (Honours) in Composition from the University of Queensland, Toukie was awarded a place in the 2017 UQ Future Leaders Program for outstanding achievements during her time at UQ.
As a violinist, Toukie is a performing member of Luminescence, DeepBlue Orchestra, and Boss Moxi, and has worked alongside Brisbane based bands The Jensens and Fascinator in some incredible projects. She has performed with the Xian Symphony Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestra, UQ Symphony Orchestra, and Pulse Chamber Orchestra, and absolutely loves performing regularly at festivals, including Jungle Love Festival, Yonder Festival, Dots+Loops, Brisbane Street Art Festival, Bleach Festival for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and at the GOMA Up Late to name a few.
As a composer, Toukie has been described as “fascinating and enthralling” (Anywhere Festival), and her shows are recounted as being “a truly unique experience” (Gabriella G).
In 2021 Toukie composed, directed and performed her latest show Four Elements, heavily inspired by nature, art and spoken word. In 2019, Toukie she premiered her show Scheherazade, an immersive art music performance that draws upon myths, legends and fairy-tales, in association with Anywhere Festival. In 2017, she worked alongside composers Heidi Chan and Eleanor Brimblecombe to create a show for the UQ Art Museum’s exhibition The Dust Never Settles, and has appeared as a composer in the Southern Cross Soloist’s Silk Road Project with the Queensland Music Festival, the UQ Concert Series, and the Queensland Youth Orchestra Concerts.
Toukie became one of the founding board members of the UQ Music Students Society in 2017, working in the role of Performance Event Manager. This eventually led to her taking up an administrative position with the Queensland Youth Orchestras from 2018 until 2021, where she was able to help support and promote the musical education of hundreds of young musicians.
Toukie is passionate about music education and has 9 years of instrumental teaching experience behind her. When not being creative, you will often find Toukie with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other.