Michael Dahlenburg was born in Melbourne and studied Cello with Howard Penny at the Australian National Academy of Music and with Molly Kadarauch at University of Melbourne. He also studied conducting with John Hopkins AM OBE and Christopher Seaman.

As a chamber musician, Michael has toured Australia, Asia and Europe and has played in numerous festivals around the globe. He is a founding member of Hamer Quartet (first prize, audience prize and Musica Viva grand prize winner of the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition), and ARTARIA, whose debut album was released in 2018.

Michael is the principal cellist of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. He has played as soloist with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and as a conductor he has led the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, orchestras for ANAM, and numerous state music camps.

Michael joins the ASQ for the following performances:

ASQ at the Potter
ASQ with Konstantin Shamray
ASQ @ Noosa Music Society: Beethoven Widmann Beethoven
– National Season Tour 2, Beethoven Widmann Beethoven

Photo: Agatha Yim Polyphonic Pictures