B i o g r a p h y
A Graduate of The Royal Academy of Music in London England and current concertmaster of The Quinte Symphony Dave Shewchuk is in the early stages of a diverse and exciting career in Canada. Performing classical, jazz, folk, rock and more he also composes original music and transcribes popular favourites. Dave has performed with many orchestras in Canada and the UK including: The Hamilton Symphony, The Ontario Philharmonic, The National Academy Orchestra, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Arch Sinfonia and The London Graduate Orchestra just to name a few. He has performed as a soloist from Ontario to Vancouver and everywhere in between, winning the hearts of audiences with stunning creativity and originality. David has been instructed by some of the worlds most prominent violinists in his studies, having taken classes with Maxim Vengerov, Midori, James Ehnes, Leonidas Kavakos and Pinchas Zukerman. His compositional skills have also been informed by Canada’s R Murray Schafer. Under his guidance he has premiered an original composition collaborating with artists of The Ontario College of Art and Design. Dave is currently performing on an Antonio Stradivarius Faciebat 1710 replica, by Vittorio Formaggia Fece made in 2005.