Domagoj Ivanovic – Classical Program Director
Domagoj Ivanovic moved to Canada in 2007, after graduating with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at the University of Miami, where he held a post of a Teaching Assistant, as well as served as an Assistant Concertmaster for the Miami Symphony Orchestra (2003-2006).
In the past few years, he has to performed with some of the top ensembles in Vancouver, such as the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, and West Coast Chamber Music. Currently he is a member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, and concertmaster of Orchestra Armonia and Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra. More recently, he started performing in a duo with pianist Karen Lee-Morlang.. He is also on the faculty of Arbutus Music Academy, and maintains a private violin studio in the Kitsilano/Point Grey area in Vancouver.
Originally from Zagreb, Croatia, he began studying violin at the age of seven. During his studies he was the recipient of numerous prizes and awards in violin competitions at the national and international level, the most important being First Prize in the National Violin competition and First Prize in the National Chamber Music competition. He also appeared as a soloist with the Zagreb Philharmonic orchestra, performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto and with the Miami Symphony orchestra, performing Beethoven’s Romanze in F major and Vivaldi’s Winter. Described as a player with “clear technique and great sensitivity” by El Nuevo Herald, he has performed in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Hungary, Canada, and the United States.
On a more personal note, having recorded Paganini’s 24 Caprices for violin solo, he is currently working on his own recording of J. S. Bach’s Six Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo.