Associate Leader Violin – Philharmonia Orchestra, England
Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: Australian National Academy of Music; Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Rebecca Chan was born in Melbourne, Australia and studied violin with Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and Sydney Conservatorium and with William Hennessy at Melbourne University, where she also completed degrees in Medicine and Arts.
Rebecca has played as soloist with many of Australia’s major orchestras, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide, Tasmanian and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. She was the winner and two time finalist in the string section of the ABC Young Performers awards, winner of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and the ANAM concerto competition and was a prize winner at the International Citta di Brescia Violin Competition.
As a chamber musician, Rebecca has toured around Australia, Europe and Asia and played in numerous festivals around the world. She was a member of the Hamer Quartet (winners of the first prize, the audience prize and Musica Viva award in the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition) and the Australia Piano Quartet.
Rebecca has been guest concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and guest principal second violin with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Bern and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Rebecca was a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra from 2010-2015. She has also been a member of the Australian World Orchestra and is a core member and guest director of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. Rebecca is currently Associate Leader with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Last updated 2018