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Violin Programs

Private & Semi-Private: Beginner to Advanced Diploma
Group Class: Beginner for ages 6 – 12, String Ensemble Program, Chamber Ensemble Program

Violin Performance Studio (Professional Program)


This class is for students who are aiming for a professional music career. Effective stage performances and competition preparations will be the focus of lessons. Scales, unaccompanied Bach Sonatas and Violin Concertos will be learned. Various technical demanding caprices such as Paganini or Ernst will be used in place of method books. Some of our violin faculty’s students have already enrolled into Germany’s finest Musikhochschule (University of Music) including Wuerzburg, Mainz, and Dresden. Their current students are winners of Fraser Kiwanis Festival and B.C Provincial festival (2011).


For those students who are already enrolled in post graduate musical institutes will be expected to learn Violin Concertos and/or Orchestra excerpts for professional orchestra auditions.

Violin Education Studio (Beginner – Intermediate Program)


For students who have less experience or who are new to violin will be learning with method books such as Suzuki or RCM books. Students will learn to play violin with accurate rhythms, intonations and, most importantly, correct hand positions and shapes. RCM and Festival preparations will be delivered upon student request.

Katrina Lam <a name="katrina"></a>

Katrina Lam

Born in Vancouver, Katrina began learning the violin at the age of 8 winning multiple competition awards in Kiwanis Festivals and earned first class honours and first class honours with distinction grades in all practical Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. She furthered her education at the University Of British Columbia School Of Music and during her studies, she was a recipient of the Doctor and Mrs. A. M. Bomstead Scholarship in Violin and graduated with a Bachelor of Music.

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While attending the University of British Columbia School of Music, Katrina studied under the tutelage of Dr. Eugenia Choi (Julliard), Nancy DiNovo (University of Toronto), and David Gillham (University of Indiana). She has been an active player in numerous small and large ensembles including the University of British Columbia Symphony Orchestra led by maestro Dr. Jonathan Girard, various quartet and chamber groups, and the Early Music Ensemble performing on a baroque violin with Marc Destrubé (pupil of Sandor Végh).


Katrina is a music and violin educator in the lower mainland with over a decade of experience teaching a wide range of preschoolers to adults of all levels. She currently serves as a faculty member at the Richmond Music School, holds instructing positions at various after school care education institutions, and has her own private violin studio.

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Dominic Woo


A native of Korea, Concertmaster Dominic Woo is an active solo violin player both in Canada and Europe. Winning the 2nd Prize in 2007 Padova International competition, Dominic was a member of Jenaer Philharmonie orchestra in Jena, Germany and currently the Concertmaster of the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra.


[showhide type="dominic" more_text="READ MORE" less_text="Show Less”]Dominic began his musical training in violin at the age of six with Prof. J.K. Song in Korea. After his immigration to Canada, he furthered his studies on the violin with Mr. Arthur Ludwig Polson. In Canada, Dominic was a top prize winner in many musical competitions such as the ’96 North American Star Quest. Dominic earned his bachelor’s degree in music from the Musik Hochschule Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in Leipzig where he studied violin with Prof. Ulrich Klupsch. Throughout his years in Musik Hochschule, he was appointed Concertmaster under the baton of legendary conductors such as Kurt Masur and Fabio Luisi. With his Mendelssohn-Haus debut in Leipzig, Germany in 2004, Dominic was appointed as concertmaster of the music school and associate concertmaster of ARS chamber orchestra of Leipzig. During his Leipzig period, he also been worked with world renowned orchestras such as “Gewandhaus Orchester zur Leipzig”.


Upon graduation, he auditioned for both an Orchestra Academy position in Musikhochschule “Franz Liszt” Weimar and a Konzertexamen degree(Ph.D) in Musikhochschule “Carl-Maria Webber” Dresden, both of which he successfully obtained. In his last season there, he was selected for the Konzertexamen ensemble in Dresden Musikhochschule and appointed Concertmaster. In Dresden Musikhochschule, Dominic studied with a Gramophone award winner Professor John Holloway and graduated with top honours. Dominic has also shown interest in teaching and was awarded his educational degree by the Musik Hochschule Leipzig in 2006. Later he was assigned assistant professor to his teacher, Prof. Ulrich Klupsch. In the year 2010, Dominic was appointed to the violin faculty of the Robert Schumann Music Camp in Schumann-Haus, Leipzig. Germany.


Currently, Dominic gives frequent concerts and Master classes in Europe, Asia and North America. Dominic is fluent in English and Korean.[/showhide]