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Classical music (orchestral instrument)
Philippe Djokic is one of Canada's leading soloists and chamber musicians. He received his musical training at the Juilliard School where he studied with the great violin pedagogue, Ivan Galamian. Upon completion of a Master of Music degree, he was awarded the prestigious Fritz Kreisler Prize by Juilliard.
He has won major prizes at many international competitions, among them the Jacques Thibauld (Paris, 1975), Sibelius (Helsinki, 1977), Vaclav Huml (Zagreb, 1977) and Paganini (Genoa, 1982). He is also a former first prize winner of the CBC Young Artist Competition.
His performances have taken him throughout Europe and North America as soloist with major orchestras. He is a regular performer at summer music festivals in Montreal, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Utah, Ottawa and Alaska. His recent recording of the Delius violin concerto on the CBC label has been winning praises around the world and given a five-star rating by BBC Magazine.
Mr. Djokic is currently professor of violin at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His instrument is a rare Guarnerius violin made in 1740.