Biography of Davislim Steve:
The Australian Tenor began musical life as a Horn player and subsequently studied voice at the Victorian College of the Arts with Dame Joan Hammond. He has also studied with John Modenos, Gösta Windberg, Antonio Morett-Pananti, Neil Schicoff, Luigi Alva, Ileana Cotrubas, attended Irwin Gage's Lieder class and the International Opera Studio in Zurich. In Australia he was awarded twice the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Juilee Award and an Australia Council Overseas Study Grant and represented Australia in the "1997 Cardiff singer of the world competition".
Since 1994/5 Steve Davislim has been a member of the ensemble of the Zurich Opera where he sang the roles "Almaviva" (The Barber of Seville), "Paolino" (Il Matrimonio Segreto), "The Steersman" (The Flying Dutchman), "Gonsalvo" (L'Heure Espagnole), "Camille" (The Merry Widow), "Achilles" (La Belle Helene), "Tamino" (The Magic Flute), "Ferrando" (Cosi Fan Tutte) and "Don Ottavio" (Don Giovanni).
As a guest the artist has performed "Almaviva" (The Barber of Seville) at the Hamburg Opera and Berliner Staatsoper, took part in the Salzburg Festival Marriage of Figaro (Harnoncourt) and Fidelio (Solti), "Don Ottavio" (Don Giovanni) in Athens, Fenton (Falstaff) in Ferrara under Claudio Abbado. He has also sung "Tamino" Ludwigsburg Festival and "Belmonte" at the Mozart Festival Schönbrunn Vienna. His London Opera Debut will be in the role of Fenton (Falstaff) at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden 2001.
As a concert singer he has worked under conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Franz Welser-Möst, Rene Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Nello Santi and has performed with (among others) the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the BBC Symphony (Missa Solemnis/Roger Norrington), the Chicago Symphony (Matthew Passion/Peter Schreier), San Francisco Symphony, Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Chamber de Lausanne, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Wiener Symphoniker. "Beethoven's 9th" under David Zinman in Zurich with CD recording for Ars Nova.
Other Recordings inlcude Bach's Cantata's with john Eliot Gardiner for Deutsche Grammophon, Brahm's "Rinaldo" with Michel Plasson for EMI, Kirchner and Eschmann Lieder for MGB and Imeneo (Orfeo) by Bertoni for Jecklin.