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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  • 1.
    Wagner: The Complete Operas / Marek Janowski
    Label: Pentatone   Catalog: 186700 Release Date: 09/09/2014   Number of Discs: 32
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Robert Dean Smith,  Matti Salminen,  Albert Dohmen,  Ricarda Merbeth  ... 
    Conductor:  Marek Janowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus,  Dresden Staatskapelle  ... 
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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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    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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    Label: Melba   Catalog: 959379 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams,  Benjamin Britten
    Performer:  Michael Dauth,  Roger Benedict,  Benjamin Martin,  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  Mark Wigglesworth
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    Handel: Lotario / Curtis, Kermes, Mingardo, Il Complesso Barocco
    Label: Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 7959592 Release Date: 09/06/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Simone Kermes,  Hilary Summers,  Sara Mingardo,  Vito Priante  ... 
    Conductor:  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
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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,  Albert 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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    Bach: Sacred Masterpieces, Cantatas / John Eliot Gardiner [22-CD Set]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001410302 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 22
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Michael Chance,  Stephen Varcoe,  Nancy Argenta  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  English Baroque Soloists,  London Oratory Choir
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    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:  Raimonds Spogis,  Gérard Lesne,  Ronan Nédélec,  Jean-François Novelli  ... 
    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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  • 21.
    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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    Puccini: Turandot / Gergiev, Schnaut, Botha
    Label: Tdk   Catalog: OPTURSFR Release Date: 01/17/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Vincente Ombuena,  Boaz Daniel,  Paata Burchuladze,  Gabriele Schnaut  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus
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    Missa - The Finest Masses In Musical History
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908183 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Frank Martin,  Leonard Bernstein,  Francis Poulenc  ... 
    Performer:  Phillip Moll,  Philip Mayers,  Hanno Müller-Brachmann,  Steve Davislim  ... 
    Conductor:  Marcus Creed,  Daniel Reuss,  Kent Nagano,  Philippe Herreweghe  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Berlin Cathedral Chorus,  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin  ... 
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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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    Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Zinman, Zurich Tonhalle, Et Al
    Label: Arte Nova   Catalog: 654110 Release Date: 06/14/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Performer:  Birgit Remmert,  Ruth Ziesak,  Detlef Roth,  Steve Davislim
    Conductor:  David Zinman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swiss Chamber Chorus,  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
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