Hailing from Canberra, violinist Donica Tran is currently in her first year of training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Dr Robin Wilson. She completed her Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) with Michele Walsh, where she was the recipient of several major awards and scholarships including the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship, QCGU International Travel Bursary, Audition Bursary, Vada Jefferies Bach Prize, and the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
A passionate chamber musician, Donica is a founding member of the prize-winning Emperor String Quartet, who have performed internationally and participated in masterclasses with celebrated artists from the Emmerson, Australian and Borodin String Quartets. She has enjoyed premiering the works of local composers as well as collaborating with celebrated artists such as Katie Noonan. She has also been selected to perform as a young artist in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Canberra International Music Festival and Brisbane Music Festival.
Donica has a love for orchestral music, and has enjoyed playing with the Australian Youth Orchestra and as a casual musician with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, Donica has performed concerti with the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.