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Rebecca Chan (VIC) violin

Rebecca Chan began her musical studies at an early age on both violin and piano and has been performing since the age of four. At 15 she began studying at the Melbourne University Conservatorium with William Hennessy whilst completing degrees in Medicine and Arts. Since 2004 she has studied with Alice Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music. She has also studied and performed with other numerous international and local visiting artists, both in Melbourne and overseas, including Felix Andrievsky, Oleh Krysa, Boris Kuschnir and Daniel Gaede, Igor Ozim and Paul Roczek. Rebecca has won major prizes at eisteddfods and has also been a prizewinner in the Gisborne International Competition and the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Award. She won the Melbourne University J.S. Bach Prize and was a finalist in the 2005 Dorcas Maclean Scholarship. She is a two-time winner of the ANAM concerto competition and has been invited to perform solos with a number of orchestras including Orchestra Victoria, the Australia Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, ANAM orchestra, Melbourne University Chamber Orchestra and Melbourne Youth Orchestra, resulting in several live and national broadcasts.

A keen chamber musician, Rebecca has been a member of the Australia Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra since 2004 and a regular casual member of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2005. She has collaborated with or been tutored by notable ensembles including the Borodin, Artemis, Petersen and Henschel Quartets. As a member of the Hamer Quartet she has performed in concerts and festivals both in Australia and overseas and been awarded several prizes and grants. Rebecca is one of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2008 Emerging Artists.