Originally from Quebec City, Canada, the young violinist Dominique Bégin, 24 years old, recently completed a Master's Degree in Chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Simon James. Born in a musical family, he started playing the violin at 4 years old with his parents, both professional violinists in the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. At 12 years old, he entered the Conservatoire de musique de Québec, where he studied with Jean Angers, Catherine Dallaire, Pascale Giguère, concertmaster of the Violons du Roy, and Darren Lowe, concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. Over the years, he had the opportunity to hone his skills with great pedagogues such as Mauricio Fuks, Yair Kless, Vadim Gluzman, Michael Frischenschlager, Axel Strauss, Lucie Robert, and the Emerson String Quartet in summer festivals in Canada and Europe such as the Kronberg Academy, the Mozarteum Summer Academy, Orford Musique and Domaine Forget.
Chamber music is an integral part of Dominique's musical career. During his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, he was a founding member of the Calix Quartet, recipient of the Barbara Fritz Chamber Music Award, presented by the Berkeley Piano Club. The quartet performs regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dominique is also very passionate about Computer Science. Indeed, he obtained after 3 years of study a Diploma of College Studies in Computer Science while still pursuing his full-time musical studies. Following his dream, he decided after this degree to dedicate himself full-time to his musical career.