Rebecca Chan was born in Melbourne and grew up in regional Victoria. She completed degrees in Medicine and Arts and studied violin with William Hennessy at the University of Melbourne before her main music studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Sydney Conservatorium with Alice Waten.
Rebecca has been soloist with many of Australia’s major orchestras, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and has also performed as soloist in Europe. She was the winner of the string section and Nelly Apt Scholarship in 2008 ABC Young Performers Awards, the ANAM concerto competition twice and the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition and John Hopkins Fellowship. In 2010 she was a prizewinner at the International Citta di Brescia Violin Competition. As a chamber musician Rebecca has performed in numerous festivals and series around Australia and Europe. She was a founding member of the Hamer Quartet, winners of the first prize, the audience prize and the overall Musica Viva award in the 2009 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition
Rebecca has been guest principal second with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and guest concertmaster and associate concertmaster with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Rebecca was a member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra from 2010-2015 and is a member of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and the Australia Piano Quartet.