Having most recently completed his Masters at Northwestern University, Chicago and a national tour with the Australian Opera, Sebastian Dunn has currently moved back to Australia to pursue a career as both a performer and teacher.
Growing up the son of two music teachers and the eldest of five boys, Sebastian enjoyed a lively and musically diverse childhood in Dubbo, New South Wales. As his passion for music grew so did the range of musical styles and instruments he and his brothers played and by the time he had finished school, he was regularly performing in jazz combos on piano and percussion, singing and playing guitar in rock and pop groups, leading musicals and also performing classical repertoire on French Horn and Piano.
Sebastian began his formal training on French horn in 2008 and since then, has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia and the Victorian Opera. Along with performing in the iconic Sydney Opera house, he has also be fortunate enough to perform at the Royal Concertgebouw, Netherlands; Royal Albert Hall, United Kingdom; Shanghai Concert Hall, China; Berlin Konzerthaus, Germany; and the Symphony Center, Chicago, United States of America.
Touring, outreach and education are also great passions of Sebastian. Growing up in a regional community, he understands the limited musical opportunities faced by those who don’t live in major cities and enjoys bringing music back to the country. Throughout his career he has been involved in many regional tours, leading and performing in schools concerts and educational workshops. While on tour with the Australian Opera, he was fortunate enough to workshop in Northern Queensland and the Northern Territory, playing for audiences who had never heard or seen an orchestra before.
Sebastian Dunn is a Graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He is also a recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, through the America and Australia Association.