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DANIEL TAN | VIOLIN
LUKE SEVERN | CELLO
Joseph Haydn Duet for Violin and Cello in D major, Hob. VI:D1
Chris Healey Fugue of Confinement
Zoltán Kodály Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia for Violin and Viola
From the comfort of your own home, join us as Daniel Tan and Luke Severn explore the exciting repertoire of the violin-cello duo. Duets featuring both violin and cello are somewhat rare, but the combination is truly scintillating. Experience the world premiere of Chris Healey’s appropriately titled work, ‘Fugue of Confinement’, alongside music from Haydn, Handel, and Kodály. A lively Saturday afternoon of music not to be missed, come and see how vibrant this instrumental pairing can be.
Australian-born violinist Daniel Tan began learning violin through the Suzuki method at the age of six with Chantal Jones. In 2017, he completed his Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce at Monash University, studying with Elizabeth Sellars and Sophie Rowell. In recognition of musical success during study, he has been the recipient of numerous awards. These include the Monash Scholarship for Excellence, the Vice-Chancellor’s Concertmaster Scholarship, the Anna Chmiel Memorial Trust Fund Prize, the Dean’s Recognition Award, the Monash Elite Performer Scholarship Grant, and the Faculty of Arts Honours Merit Scholarship.
Over recent years, Daniel has given solo performances in Hamilton and Mt Macedon and has appeared as a soloist with the Grainger Wind Symphony. He has also been a finalist in the Monash Concerto and Aria Competition and the Margaret Sutherland Bursary, as well as a semi-finalist at the Kendall National Violin Competition and Gisborne International Music Competition. Further study has included stints at the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with Naoko Tanaka (Juilliard School) and New York University’s Summer Strings Program, studying with Stephanie Chase and Cyrus Beroukhim.
As an orchestral musician, Daniel has held principal and concertmaster positions with the Monash Academy Orchestra, Monash Sinfonia, Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra, Surrey Hills Orchestra and Art of Sound Orchestra. As a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, Daniel has performed throughout Australia and has been further fortunate to join the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra as associate concertmaster on a concert tour of China.
Concert cellist, composer, and musical director, Luke Severn possesses a musical voice of great versatility and passion. Noted for his expressive performances and dynamic and engaging personality he is emerging as an artistic tour de force in the Australian musical landscape.
As a soloist, Luke is a champion of both the standard concerto literature and new exciting works for cello and orchestra. In recent seasons he has performed as a soloist with The Monash Academy Orchestra, The Essendon Symphony Orchestra, and the Melbourne Sinfonia among others. In 2018, through Spark Youth Dance Company’s production of Ariadne, Luke gave the Australian Premiere of the Concerto for Cello and Strings (2008) by British-Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova.
A highly sought-after chamber musician, Luke has performed in festivals and chamber music series throughout Australia, Europe and North America. Aside from appearances with the Blackwood Ensemble, Casey Chamber Musicians, and Allotropy String Quartet, he performs across Australia throughout the year alongside duo partner and pianist Elyane Laussade. In 2018, the two collaborated on what was to be his debut recording project, Humanation – a celebration of music by five different queer composers in commemoration of landmark progress of LGBT rights in Australia. The programme was later performed at the Laussade Studio in Melbourne, coinciding with international pride month.
A protégé of Russian cellist Karine Georgian, Luke holds a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours from Monash University in Melbourne. Prior to this he studied at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, under the tutelage of noted Australian chamber musician and pedagogue Josephine Vains, and has performed in masterclasses for Lynn Harrell, Richard Aaron, and Maria Kliegel. Having had some extraordinary teachers and mentors, Luke has become a passionate educator himself and enjoys teaching in his private studio in Melbourne as well as directing many community music initiatives.