Rohan Dasika is a double bassist with a diverse musical life in Australia and abroad. He has worked on contracts as Assistant Principal in the Frankfurter Opern-und-Museumsorchester and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, while an association with leading classical accordionist James Crabb has brought engagements at chamber music festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Four Winds Festival, and the Canberra International Music Festival. Passionate about the music of his time, Rohan has also performed at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music and Lucerne Festival Academy. In 2019, he was subsequently invited back to Lucerne as part of the Orchestra of the Lucerne Festival Alumni.
Rohan is a graduate of the Australian National University School of Music, Australian National Academy of Music, and has made study trips to Philadelphia and Vienna, courtesy of an Australia Council ArtStart grant. In 2017, he relocated to Frankfurt to take a position in the Paul Hindemith Orchesterakademie of the Frankfurter Opern-und-Museumsorchester, while also studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt, supported by an Australian Music Foundation Award.
After being awarded the Freedman Classical Fellowship in 2019, Rohan has begun taking his first steps towards bringing the South Indian side of his heritage into his music, and since April 2020 has been studying online with the Chennai-based violinist V.S Narasimhan.
Rohan is proud to play basses made by Peter Elias and Patrick Charton, and bows made by Klaus Uebel, Milan Oubrecht, and Coen Engelhard.