Violinist Donica Tran is in her second 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 Artamidae String Quartet, who have performed internationally and participated in masterclasses with celebrated artists from the Emmerson, Australian and Borodin String Quartets. In 2021 Donica was invited to the Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s Winterschool Professional Development Ensemble as a part of a string duo with ANAM cellist Nadia Barrow, where they had the opportunity to present recitals across Townsville and North Queensland as well as lead workshops in schools. Donica was also invited to be a Young Artist in the Brisbane Music Festival and Canberra International Music Festival.
Donica 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.
Financial assistance 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
Photo by Pia Johnson