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Eric Kim-Fujita, violinist


Eric is a graduate of the Master’s program in violin performance at McGill University, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Western Ontario. His training is owed in most part to Juno-award winning violinist Mark Fewer, who has acted as both instructor and mentor throughout his musical career.

Winner of the UWO concerto competition and Gordon Jeffrey String Scholarship, Eric has had the privilege of undertaking a variety of leading roles with the support of his colleagues and professors. An experienced orchestral player, Eric was concertmaster of the UWO and McGill Symphony Orchestras. He was a violinist in the UWO Early Music Ensemble, in which he was soloist in a performance of the Bach Double Concerto. Eric was also concertmaster for opera productions at both institutions.

Chamber music has always been a passion for Eric, who enjoys working and interacting with colleagues. He attended numerous chamber academies including the String Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, McGill International String Quartet Academy and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. At the current Toronto Summer Chamber Music Academy, Eric had the pleasure of studying and performing with distinguished chamber musicians such as Jonathan Crow, Steven Dann and Ian Brown, as well as his long-time instructor Mark Fewer and the former artistic director of TSMA, Douglas McNabney.

Following his lecture performance of the six Ysaÿe Solo Sonatas in Montreal, Eric has continued to show interest in unaccompanied works for violin. With help from Ysaÿe specialist Ray Iwazumi and his professors at McGill, he completed a number of research papers, including a special thesis project comparing the works of Bach and Ysaÿe. Eric enjoys his time researching and finding rare and exciting pieces for this distinctive genre. He is currently in his final year of his DMA at the University of Toronto, studying with Timothy Ying and Annalee Patipatanakoon.


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