Malcolm Stewart was born in Terrigal NSW and commenced studying horn at age 11 whiler a student at Young Primary School. Following his school years he studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Peter Luff before moving to Switzerland to complete a post graduate degree at the Music Hochschule Zurich Winterthur under David Johnson from the American Horn Quartet. During this time Malcolm held a Co-Principal position with the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra for 3 years.
Whilst in Europe, Malcolm performed with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bern Symphony Orchestra and festival orchestras throughout Germany. He also had lessons with renowned horn players from all over the world i.e. StafanDohr, Hector Mcdonald, Dale Clevenger and Ab Koster.
After returning to Australia in 2002 Malcolm was Guest Principal with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra for 6 months before taking up a one year contract as Associate Principal with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Following this Malcolm was appointed Associate Principal with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra; a position he held for 9 years.
Malcolm has performed as a guest with all of Australia’s Orchestras and in 2011 was appointed QSO’s Principal Horn. He also teaches at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.