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Junior Recital: Daniel Dastoor

Daniel Dastoor, violin
Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano

March 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

This recital will feature works by Paganini, Fauré, and Shostakovich.

Since 2014, violinist Daniel Dastoor has studied with Professor William Van der Sloot at the Mount Royal University Conservatory as a student in the Advanced Performance Program, while pursuing undergraduate studies in Music Performance and Computer Science at the University of Calgary. Daniel has been a frequent participant in competitions and festivals, and has earned many awards and prizes in violin performance, in and out of Montreal, where he grew up. A national finalist at the 2014 and 2015 Canadian Music Competition, 2015 winner of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s Marley Rynd Memorial Performance Scholarship, finalist in the Lethbridge Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, and an Orford Arts Centre scholarship recipient for the past 3 years, Daniel has performed as soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and has had the privilege of working with great artists including Jonathan Crow, Mauricio Fuks, Ian Swensen, Kai Gleusteen, Gerardo Ribeiro, Andrew Wan, Alexandre da Costa, and the Gryphon Trio. Selected to perform as 2nd violinist with the UCalgary String Quartet faculty quartet in residence in 2016, Daniel was also the recipient of the 2015-2016 Vondis Miller Entrance Award in Music at the University of Calgary. An equally experienced orchestral musician, Daniel has been a member of the McGill Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Orford Academy Orchestra, and has served as concertmaster of the University of Calgary Orchestra. His avid interests lie in becoming a refined artist, both as a soloist, and as a passionate chamber musician.