Steve Davislim

Biography

Country: Australia  
Steve Davislim is an Australian tenor who emerged as an international singer in the 1990s.

He was a fine French horn player who had eight years of experience as members of orchestras and brass groups when he entered the Victorian Academy of the Arts to study singing. His teacher was Dame Joan Hammond.

After graduation with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, he was with the Victoria State Opera for three years, and was also a member of
Read more the Treason of Images Theatre Company Australia. He debuted with them as both Jove and Sylvia in La Calisto by Cavalli at the 1988 Melbourne Spoleto Fringe Festival.

He received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver jubilee Award in Australia, and also an Australia Council Overseas Study Grant.

He went to Europe where he studied with John Modenos in Athens and had several master classes with singers such as Gösta Winberg, Neil Schicoff, and Ileana Cotrubas. He spent two years at the International Opera Studio in Zurich, where he also studied Lieder interpretation with the internationally famous accompanist Irwin Gage.

Davislim became a member of the of the Zurich Opera in 1994. With that company he has sung the parts of Count Almaviva in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Achilles in La Belle Helene, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Ferrando in Cosě fan Tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Camille in The Merry Widow, and Gonsalvo in Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole.

He has also appeared at the Salzburg Festival, the Hamburg Opera, the Berlin Staatsoper, and the Mozart Festival Schönbrunn Vienna. He was scheduled to debut as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff at Covent Garden in 2001.

He also is a frequent concert singer, appearing with the Chicago Symphony, the BBC Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Danis Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He participated in the recording of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, part of that group's prize-winning complete Beethoven symphony recording on the Ars Nova label. He has also made numerous live and broadcast appearances with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Read less
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    Handel: Messiah / Dijkstra, Belgian Baroque, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Label: Br Klassik   Catalog: 900510 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Lawrence Zazzo,  Steve Davislim,  Julia Doyle,  Neal Davies
    Conductor:  Peter Dijkstra
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  B'rock Belgian Baroque Orchestra Ghent
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    David Zinman Conducts Beethoven
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 88843077922 Release Date: 04/28/2015   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Detlef Roth,  Birgit Remmert,  Ruth Ziesak,  Steve Davislim  ... 
    Conductor:  David Zinman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra,  Swiss Chamber Chorus
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    Wagner: The Complete Operas / Janowski, Berlin Radio Symphony
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 186700 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 32
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Robert Dean Smith,  Matti Salminen,  Alberto Dohmen,  Ricarda Merbeth  ... 
    Conductor:  Marek Janowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
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    Martin I Soler: L'arbore Di Diana / Bicket, Aikin, Davislim, Maniaci, Workman, Perez
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 651 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vicente Martin y Soler
    Performer:  Marisa Martins,  Ainhoa Garmendia,  Laura Aikin,  Michael Maniaci  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Bicket
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra
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    Bach: Cantatas / John Eliot Gardiner
    Label: Soli Deo Gloria Records   Catalog: 186 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johann Christoph Bach,  Johann Kuhnau,  Heinrich Schütz
    Performer:  Wilke te Brummelstroete,  David Henschel,  Joanne Lunn,  Paul Agnew  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  Cambridge Trinity College Choir  ... 
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  • 6.
    Arcadia Lost
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301131 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Michael Dauth,  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  Mark Wigglesworth
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra,  Cantillation,  Hamer String Quartet
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    Weber: Oberon /  Gardiner, Kaufmann, Martinpelto, Davislim
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001651302 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
    Performer:  Katherine Fuge,  Marina Comparato,  Frances Bourne,  Jonas Kaufmann  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
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    Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander / Janowksi, Salminen, Merbeth, Hablowetz
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 5186400 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Silvia Hablowetz,  Ricarda Merbeth,  Matti Salminen,  Alberto Dohmen  ... 
    Conductor:  Marek Janowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
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    Berg: Lulu / Welser-most, Ozoh, Aikin, Kallisch, Muff, Straka
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 101565 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alban Berg
    Performer:  Peter Straka,  Peter Keller,  Laura Aikin,  Cornelia Kallisch  ... 
    Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera House Orchestra
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    Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Butt, London Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 6146 Release Date: 01/10/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Rebecca Evans,  Wilke te Brummelstroete,  Steve Davislim,  Neal Davies
    Conductor:  Yondani Butt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
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    Martin Y Soler: L'arbore Di Diana / Bicket, Workman, Davislim, Vinco, Aikin
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 33651 Release Date: 11/30/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Vicente Martin y Soler
    Performer:  Charles Workman,  Steve Davislim,  Ainhoa Garmendia,  Laura Aikin  ... 
    Conductor:  Harry Bicket
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Turbulent Heart - Vierne, Chausson / Steve Davislin, Guillaume Tourniaire
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301123 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Louis Vierne,  Ernest Chausson
    Performer:  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  Guillaume Tourniaire
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queensland Orchestra
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    Histoires Sacrees - Bach, Beethoven, Charpentier, Vivaldi
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5155 Release Date: 08/25/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Ronan Nédélec,  Nicolas Bauchau,  Jean-François Novelli,  Raimonds Spogis  ... 
    Conductor:  Gérard Lesne,  Rinaldo Alessandrini,  Pierre Cao,  Christoph Spering
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale,  Concerto Italiano
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    Martinu: Juliette (3 Fragments) / Kozena, Davislim, Mackerras, Czech PO
    Label: Supraphon   Catalog: 3994 Release Date: 06/30/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bohuslav Martinu
    Performer:  Daniela Demuthová,  Stepánka Pychová,  Frederic Goncalves,  Veronika Mrackova-Fucikova  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Britten: Folksong Arrangements / Davislim, Young
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301120 Release Date: 06/09/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Steve Davislim,  Simone Young
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    Schubert: Winterreise / Steve Davislim, Anthony Romaniuk
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301119 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Anthony Romaniuk,  Steve Davislim
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    Seduction - R. Strauss: Songs, Etc / Davislim, Young, Et Al
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301108 Release Date: 12/09/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  Simone Young
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victoria State Orchestra
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    Saint-Saëns: Hélčne / Illing, Davislim, Tourniaire
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301114 Release Date: 09/09/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns
    Performer:  Rosamund Illing,  Leanne Kenneally,  Steve Davislim,  Zan McKendree-Wright
    Conductor:  Guillaume Tourniaire
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Victoria
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    Instant Classics - Mozart: Requiem
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5108 Release Date: 11/20/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Kwangchul Youn,  Monica Groop,  Iride Martinez,  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  Christoph Spering
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    Mozart: Requiem / Thielemann, Et Al
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4775797 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Sibylla Rubens,  Friedemann Winklhofer,  Lioba Braun,  Steve Davislim  ... 
    Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Seduction - Strauss: Songs / Young, Victoria State Orchestra
    Label: Melba   Catalog: 301081 Release Date: 11/21/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  Simone Young
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victoria State Orchestra
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    Weber: Oberon / John Eliot Gardiner
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 4756563 Release Date: 08/09/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
    Performer:  Jonas Kaufmann,  Frances Bourne,  Marina Comparato,  Katherine Fuge  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
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    Handel: Rodelinda / Curtis, Kermes, Mijanovic, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 000449202 Release Date: 06/14/2005   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Simone Kermes,  Marijana Mijanovic,  Steve Davislim,  Sonia Prina  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
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    Handel: Lotario / Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 58797 Release Date: 10/26/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Hilary Summers,  Sara Mingardo,  Sonia Prina,  Steve Davislim  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
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    Haydn: The Creation / Hengelbrock, Kermes
    Label: Rca Victor Special Imports   Catalog: 77537 Release Date: 05/20/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Locky Chung,  Simone Kermes,  Dorothee Mields,  Steve Davislim  ... 
    Conductor:  Thomas Hengelbrock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble,  Balthasar-Neumann Choir
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