Dana Tanase started her music studies in Romania, Bucharest at the age of 15 years old in the National College of Music George Enescu. She just completed her studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin on the BMus in Performance (Vocal Studies) degree with soprano Kathleen Tynan and Dearbhla Collins (repetiteur). Recently she has been accepted at the Hochschule fur Musik in Basel where she will continue her singing studies with prof. Marcel Boone.
In January 2017, she performed the role of Musterdseed from The Fairy Queen by H. Purcell.
In March 2016 she sang the role of Tirsi in Handel’s comic cantata Clori, Tirsi and Fileno. In addition she represented the Royal Irish Academy of Music in a performance of Clori, Tirsi e Fileno, at the Liszt Academy in Budapest earlier this year.
In January 2016 Dana Tanase sang Papagena and covered the role of Pamina in the RIAM Opera production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
In 2015 Dana became a member of the RTE Orchestra Chorus, conducted by John Wilson, and the Lyric Opera Chorus. As a member of these choruses she has sung in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and La Boheme at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
In January 2017 she presented a recital of songs and arias at the Swiss Embassy in Dublin, accompanied by Dearbhla Collins. In December 2016 she was the soprano solist in a performance of Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, in Glasgow with Conductor Razvan Luculescu.
In Dublin Dana Tanase has performed Schubert’s Die Hirt auf dem Felsen at Kilruddery House with Macdara O Seireadain (clarinet) and Dearbhla Brosnan (piano) in May 2016. She has also presented a recital of baroque repertoire at the Peppercannister Church with leading Irish guitarist John Feely in 2014.
In Bucharest she has performed in concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum, the Operetta and Musical Theater “Ion Dacian” and many others. She has given recitals at the Romanian Embassy in Paris (2010), The Military Centre, Venice (2009), and at the Romanian Embassy in Brussels (2010). She has performed as a soloist with the George Enescu College Orchestra conducted by Eugen Popovici at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest (2011). Dana also toured as part of a vocal ensemble in the south of Italy, in the summers of 2010, 2012, 2013.
Prizes and Awards:
In 2017 she won several prizes at the Sligo Feis Ceoil, including the Vocal Bursary and the Nancy Simpson Memorial Cup.
Dana has won a number of competitions and awards during her time in Dublin. In 2014 she was awarded the Gaiety Theatre Bursary by the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
In 2014 she won “The Best Vocalist” of the year and “Young Musician of the Year” at the Malahide Festival and first prize in the “Adult Vocal Classical Competition” and the “Newpark Music Festival Senior Perpetual Trophy” at the New Park Music Festival. In 2016 she won second prize at the “Plunket Greene” competition at Dublin’s ESB Feis Ceoil.