L.Mus.A (Distinction), A.Mus.A, B.Mus (cello)
Michael Dahlenburg is a cellist and conductor born and based in Melbourne, Australia. He studied cello with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music and Molly Kadarauch at the University of Melbourne.
As a cellist, Michael tours nationally and internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. He has worked with international musicians in festivals and concerts across the globe, and has worked with orchestras such as the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, ACO2, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. Michael was ACO’s Emerging Artist in 2008. He is principal cellist of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra.
He is a founding member of the acclaimed Hamer Quartet, First Prize, Audience Prize and Musica Viva Grand prize winners at the 2009 Asia-Pacific Chamber Competition. Hamer Quartet were named in ‘The Age’ magazines Top 100 Most Influential (2009), and also named in Limelight magazine awards the same year as Best Newcomer. He has given performances at numerous festivals and concert halls around Australia and internationally, including UK, Italy, France, China, Spain, South Korea, New Zealand and many others.
Michael is also a member of ARTARIA, an Adelaide based chamber ensemble, whose debut album was released in 2018.
Michael plays a 1780 J Charles donated by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the Tallis Foundation, Hamer Family Fund, and other private donors. He would also like to thank Merv Dickey for commissioning his 2015 Ersen Aycan cello.
Michael studied conducting with John Hopkins and Maestro Christopher Semen. Michael has been a regular guest conductor and director of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, orchestras for arts organisations such as Australian National Academy of Music, Melbourne Youth Music, State Music Camp, Youth Philharmonic Melbourne, Corpus Medicorum, Stonnington Symphony, and Australian Medical Students Orchestra.
These details were last updated on May 7, 2018