Recognized for his deep musicality, strong technique, and colourful playing, young Canadian violinist Dominique Bégin is a gifted and multifaceted artist, currently a third-year Fellow at the New World Symphony.
His vast experience has allowed him to share the stage with some of the most recognized artists in the world, such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Stéphane Denève, Yo-Yo Ma, Augustin Hadelich, Yefim Bronfman, Christian Tetzlaff, and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet. He also performed side-by-side with the Cleveland Orchestra.
Dominique is the recipient of numerous prizes, both in Canada and in the United States, including First Prize of the San Francisco Conservatory Concerto Competition and the Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award.
Over the years, Dominique trained with renowned musicians and pedagogues such as Mauricio Fuks, Augustin Hadelich, Vadim Gluzman, Michael Frischenschlager, Yair Kless, Alexander Kerr, and the Emerson, Miró and Aizuri string quartets. He was selected as an active participant in the 2019 Violin Masterclasses of the prestigious Kronberg Academy and the 2017 Mozarteum Summer Academy.
Having started the violin at age 4 with his parents, both professional musicians, he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, where he studied with Jean Angers, Catherine Dallaire, and Darren Lowe. He went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Chamber Music at the San Francisco Conservatory with Simon James.
Passionate about teaching, Dominique is co-founder of the Camp musical de Québec, where, since many years, he has had the chance to communicate his musical energy to younger generations.
In addition to his love for music, Dominique is also an accomplished Web Developer. In parallel to his studies in violin, he completed a Computer Science degree and worked professionally in the field for one year, before dedicating himself fully to his musical career.
Dominique plays on a 1975 Sergio Peresson violin, as well as a 1973 Stelio Rossi viola graciously loaned by Canimex Inc.