VIKTOR DANCHENKO (Violin)
An internationally renowned artist and pedagogue, Victor Danchenko was for many years a member of the Faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. He now proudly makes Toronto his home and teaches there at The Glenn Gould School.
His students have won major awards and competitions and appeared in concerts and recitals on all continents. Among his successful students there are concertmasters of various orchestras and members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Los-Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony, Toronto Symphony, European and Asian orchestras. Among his outstanding students are: Martin Beaver, 1st violinist of the Tokyo String Quarter, Soovin Kim, 1st prize winner of the Paganini International Competition and a recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Award, Nicholas Kendall, winner of the YCAA, Timothy Fain, Winner of the YCAA and recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Award, Ryu Goto and Misha Simonyan, both of whom appeared with major orchestras and major conductors, and others.
Recognized as one of the leading teachers of today, he has conducted numerous master classes in the U.S., Canada, Europe (including three major schools in London - Royal College, Royal Academy and Guildhall School, Paris National Conservatory Superior and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory), South America, Asia (including the National University of the Arts in Seoul, and the Shanghai Conservatory). Member of the faculty of the prestigious Encore Summer School for strings for many years, Mr. Danchenko has also frequently participated in various other summer schools and festivals around the world, such as Keshet Eilon master course in Israel, Ishikawa Music Festival in Japan, Euro Arts Festival in Germany, Niagara on the Lake International Festival in Canada, Seoul International Music Festival Academy, Summit Music Festival (N.Y.), etc.
In June-July 2010 Victor Danchenko conducted unique Master Course in St. Petersburg, Russia entitled “The art of playing concertos with symphony orchestra”. All the participants got a rare chance to work with the St. Petersburg Symphony during this master course and perform with this orchestra at the Gala Concert at the conclusion of the course. After resounding success of this course this summer the "Victor Danchenko International Violin Master Course" will be held again in the summer of 2011 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In addition to these duties, he has served as a jury member of major international competitions.