Damien studied double bass with Max Mcbride at the Canberra School of Music, and Prof. Timothy Dunin at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Oberschutzen, Austria. In Australia, he has played with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.
Internationally, Damien has worked with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Graz Philharmonic, the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler Orchester, the WDR Symphony Orchester Köln, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and others. As a chamber musician and soloist, Damien has appeared in concerts throughout Australia, Germany, Austria and Japan, China, Hong Kong, collaborating with orchestras, musicians, and ensembles from all over the world.
Damien is passionate about music education and is Head of Double Bass at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), and Lecturer in Double Bass at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University, as well as giving masterclasses throughout Australia and Japan. He is also involved in ensemble and chamber music coaching, working often with the Australian Youth Orchestra, Melbourne Youth Music, and the Kanazawa University Orchestra amongst others.
Damien was a guest artist at two Special Classes of Mochi Music on March 13 2017.