Rohan Dasika

Born in 1992 in Vancouver and raised in Melbourne, Rohan Dasika began playing the double bass aged 12, the culmination of a slow descent through piano, trombone and tuba. After lessons in Melbourne with Duncan Allen and Sylvia Hosking, Rohan completed a Bachelor of Music at the Australian National University School of Music in Canberra, studying with Max McBride, before moving back to Melbourne to spend two years at the Australian National Academy of Music, where he learnt from Damien Eckersley. In 2015, as the recipient of an Australia Council ArtStart grant, Rohan undertook study residencies in Philadelphia and Vienna, taking lessons with Harold Robinson and Timothy Dunin.

Rohan has maintained a diverse freelance career in Australia, performing regularly with the Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, in chamber music festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Four Winds Festival, Canberra International Music Festival and the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, as well as in musical theatre productions with Life Like Company and the Production Company.

International opportunities for Rohan have included performances with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra Academy (Germany), and with the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Japan). In September 2017, Rohan moved to Frankfurt to take a position in the Paul-Hindemith-Orchesterakademie of the Frankfurter Opern-und-Museumsorchester.