Violinist Donica Tran is in her third year of training at ANAM under the tutelage of Sophie Rowell. 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 prestigious Ena Williams Award, Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship, QCGU International Travel 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 Artamidae Quartet, who were selected to appear in the 2023 ANAM Quartetthaus Season in Melbourne, as well as the Peninsula Summer Music Festival and Bendigo Chamber Music Festival. Donica was also a member of the Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s Winterschool Professional Development Ensemble and has been invited to perform as a Young Artist in the Brisbane Music Festival and Canberra International Music Festival.
In 2021 as part of the ANAM Set, Donica collaborated with composer and pianist Andrea Keller on a piece for solo violin called Other Selves, which Donica performed at the ANAM Set festival and live to air on 3MBS radio. Donica has also performed as a soloist with the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and has enjoyed playing in the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. She is thrilled be an Emerging Artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra in 2023.
FROM: Canberra, ACT. Lands of the Ngunnawal people.
Donica’s training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Mick and Margaret Toller, Traudl Moon OAM, Michael Schwarz and David Clouston, Nadene Gilmore and Chris Ferdinands, Peter and Jane Phillips, Dorothy and Hans Carlborg, Anonymous
Donica plays a Vincenzo Sannino violin generously on loan to ANAM from Emily Boutard
Photo by Pia Johnson.