About the Members of the Australia Piano Quartet

 Daniel de Borah

Photograph: Goldie Soetianto

Daniel de Borah  was a major prize winner at the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition. He has appeared a soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as well as performing regularly with orchestras throughout Australia including  the Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra Symphony Orchestras and the ACO. He has given recitals and accompanies leading soloists in Australia and internationally. Daniel studied at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, the St Petersburg State Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music, London.

 Andrew Haveron

Andrew Haveron  is Concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He studied at the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music. In 2004 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Kent for his services to music. He is highly respected as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster. As a soloist, he has played concertos with conductors such as Colin Davis, Roger Norrington and David Robertson. He has worked with all the major symphony orchestras in the UK and many others around the world. In 2007 he became concertmaster of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and in 2012 he joined the Philharmonia Orchestra. As first violinist of the acclaimed Brodsky Quartet (1999-2007), Andrew’s work included collaborations with prominent artists including Anne-Sofie von Otter and Alexander Baillie. He has performed with many other chamber groups in Europe, the UK and Australia.

 

Thomas Rann

Photograph: Goldie Soetianto

Thomas Rann   is Founding Artistic Director and Cellist of the Australia Piano Quartet. Since winning the prestigious Muriel Taylor Scholarship for Cellists in London in 2004 he has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Melbourne, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and Camerata Menuhin. As soloist and chamber musician he has appeared at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Westminster Abbey and  St James’ Palace. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, International Menuhin Academy, Australian National Academy of Music and the Sydney Conservatorium.

 James Wannan

Photograph: Goldie Soetianto

James Wannan  studied viola with Alice Waten in Melbourne and viola d’amore in Vienna with Marianne Rônez.  He has toured as principal violist with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. As soloist he has worked with orchestras including the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and as guest principal viola with the Hong Kong Philharmonia Orchestra. He has performed as  viola d’amore soloist in festivals in Austria and Germany and last year premiered a new viola d’amore concerto at the Bendigo New Music Festival.