Up-and-coming violinist Donica Tran is currently studying at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the tutelage of renowned pedagogue Michele Walsh, where she has been the recipient of major awards and scholarships including Ross Peters 4MBS Chamber Music Prize, Vada Jefferies Bach Prize and the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence. With a keen interest in chamber music, Donica is a founding member of the prize-winning Emperor String Quartet, who have performed internationally and participated in masterclasses with celebrated artists from the Emmerson, Australian and Borodin String Quartets. Together they enjoy premiering the works of local composers as well as collaborating with renowned artists including Katie Noonan. Donica also has a love for orchestral music and has enjoyed playing with the Australian Youth Orchestra and as a casual musician with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. An active soloist, Donica has performed in various capacities around Brisbane and Australia, and has played concertos with the Canberra Youth Orchestra, Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra. Donica performs on the ‘Boustred’ violin, kindly on loan to her by Maggie and Mike Goodfellow.