Dan Russell


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Yes, if we let it.

Short Bio

A committed and accomplished professional musician, Dan has played the violin since the age of 5. He undertook formal education at UWA and WAAPA winning multiple scholarships and prizes. Dan has studied under the direction of respected violin teachers Paul Wright and Alan Bonds, and taken masterclasses and lessons with prominent violinists that include Mincho Minchev, David Takeno and Prof. Sylvio Krause in Essen, Rostock and London.

Dan has performed with Australian Art Quartet, Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and Sydney Philharmonia, Concertmaster of Metropolitan Orchestra 2011-12 and more recently Coast Opera Australia 2018. Dan has also performed in many chamber ensembles. He has worked in the great concert halls and venues of Australia, such as the Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall in Melbourne, Perth Concert Hall, City Recital Hall, Llewellyn Hall, Adelaide Festival Centre and Parliament House.

Performing in Europe, U.K and China, and regularly touring with the Kammer Philharmonie Köln (Chamber Philharmonia Cologne) for 7 years across England, Ireland, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and Australia, Dan has performed more than 200 concerts. Now back in Australia, his main focus is his young family and the artistic direction of Phoenix Collective, ensembles that perform concerts in Sydney, Canberra, Central Coast and regional NSW.

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