Dion's intrigue for music began at the tender age of 5 when he became fascinated by the piano; this most curious man would come over and teach his mother. He began lessons of his own soon after.
At the age of 8, his vocal capacity was discovered by his future vocal coach and mentor, Elizabeth Swain (Order of Australia: Contributions to Music Education). Her work and mentorship solidified Dion's place as one of Sydney's premier Trebles. He appeared with Opera Australia's Children's Chorus in their productions of Tosca, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, Tannhäuser and Batavia (Principal role) at the Sydney Opera House.
Through his work with Opera Australia, Dion obtained a variety of performance opportunities, most notably, performing "Gelliballo" solo at the Sydney Super Dome for the ANZAC International Military Tattoo, accompanied by 500 musicians for three sold-out shows. His angelic Treble voice was then preserved on the CD - "Purely Dion", 11 songs ranging from Hymns to Musical Theatre.
At 17, Dion began studying Classical Voice with Simon Kenway, completing a Bachelor in Music (Classical Voice) at the University of New South Wales. They have started exploring Classical Piano and Harmony.
Dion spent the first half of 2015 travelling and participating in a Study Abroad Program to George Washington University in Washington D.C. It is here, under the guidance of Dr. Robert Baker, that Dion began to delve into his interest for songwriting. The outcome - 'Dion Condack Live', a show premiering eight original songs.
Dion returned to Sydney to complete his Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education at the University of New South Wales. He also debuted his original acoustic album - 'Suddenly'.
2016; the Brazilian year. Dion spent this time with family, learning the language and teaching English. At the Teatro Municipal de Nova Friburgo, he performed his show 'Em busca das raízes', featuring songs from 'Suddenly'. He looks forward to spending some significant time in Brazil in the future.
2017; a pivot to Teaching and Composition. Dion was the Director of Composition and a Vocal Tutor at The Arts Unit's 2017 Senior State Music Camp, and has serviced Marrickville High School, Tempe High School and Newtown High School of the Performing Arts as a substitute Classroom Music Teacher. He lead the students at Bribarree Primary School and Trangie Central Primary and Secondary Schools through song-writing and vocal workshops. A key focus for the year was a new collaboration with Australian Librettist Melvyn Morrow; character analysis/development and musical theatre technique studied with Peter Bodnar for the recording of demos. Dion began taking a weekly Contemporary class at Sydney Dance Company.
2018; Performance and Composition. Dion reprised his role at Senior State Music Camp and was a first time Vocal Tutor at The Arts Unit's Solo Vocal Camp. Dion premiered two original songs at the Sydney Fringe. The Hayes Theatre Company's New Musicals Australia program selected Heaven for showcasing. Libretto, Melvyn Morrow / Music, Dion Condack
2019; January/February: Blake Appelqvist starred as Dorian Gray in the new original two-hander musical - Dorian Gray Naked, at Limelight on Oxford, Sydney, to rave reviews, co-starring Dion as Dorian's Alter Ego behind his Franken-Steinway baby grand piano. Libretto, Melvyn Morrow | Music, Dion Condack
March/April/May Dion was Musical Director for 'Enright on the Night', Devised by David Mitchell & Melvyn Morrow, celebrating the lyrics of Nick Enright and his Composer collaborators. Produced by Sydney’s Genesian Theatre.
Lecturer - Opera Lunedi, 24th of June, 2019. "Key change." Lecturer - Northside Opera Study Group, 26th of August, 2019. "Key change."
The Arts Unit: March - Solo Vocal Camp, Senior State Music Camp (Vocal Tutor, Director of Composition) November: Schools Spectacular Production Team (Featured Artist Management)
January - December: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays - Classroom Music Teacher: Tempe High School
2020 Dion has exclusively serviced Newtown High School of the Performing Arts as a Casual Teacher.
2018 - Director, Producer, Executive Producer: Key change. a documentary by Dion. Pty Ltd.