Calvin Dyck – violin

Calvin Dyck has been concertmaster for the Vancouver Island Symphony in Nanaimo for 21 years and is also the director for the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra.  Calvin has played concerts in over 15 countries and is in demand as a producer, teacher, conductor, and adjudicator.

Although a college aptitude test recommended a career as a tug boat captain, Calvin finished a DMA in Violin Performance as USC with minors in choral conducting, and music history. He currently has about 25 students.  Some of his former students are currently studying at universities across Canada, and one is now a member of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Calvin has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for service to the community.  He has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities by Trinity Western University. He as recorded 4 solo CDs to benefit the charity “Communitas”.