Born in Melbourne, Rebecca Chan has played around the world. As a soloist she has performed to critical acclaim with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Mikkeli City Orchestra and many other orchestras under the baton of renowned conductors, such as O. Caetani, S. Lang-Lessing, A. Volmer and others.

She won the Australian National Academy of Music’s Concerto Competition (in 2005 and 2007), the strings section of the ABC Young Performers Awards (2008), the Nelly Apt Scholarship, first prize in the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition (2009), the John Hopkins Fellowship and the Mikkeli Prize at the International Citta di Brescia Violin Competition (2010). In both 2008 and 2009 Rebecca was featured in the Age Magazine’s list of Melbourne’s top 100 most influential people.

She was a founding member of the Hamer Quartet, winners of the first prize, the audience prize and the major Musica Viva award for best Australian ensemble in the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition and also voted ‘Best Newcomer’ in the 2009 ABC Limelight Magazine awards. The quartet also won the ANAM Chamber music competition in 2007 and toured to the UK and Europe in 2008 and 2009, including concerts at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove.

Rebecca has also been a core member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra for many years and has appeared with them as a principal player and soloist. She studied primarily with A. Waten at the Australian National Academy of Music and Sydney Conservatorium and prior to this with W. Hennessy at the University of Melbourne (Medicine and Arts).

Rebecca was a member of the ACO's Emerging Artists Program in 2008 and joined the ACO in 2010.

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