2023 Adjudicators

Marc Djokic

Classical Guitar and Popular Guitar

Upper Strrings Levels 6-Open (Live) and Chamber Groups (All Levels)

Marc DjokicCanadian violinist Marc Djokic is the concertmaster of the Orchestre classique de Montréal and co-founder of the multidisciplinary ensemble ART CRUSH | Ensembl’arts. He is a Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer recipient and winner of the 2020 ECMA Classical Recording of the Year for his debut album Solo Seven. Among other honours, Djokic has received a Prix Opus and has taken on artist-in-residence positions at various institutions and music festivals since 2009. Over the past four years, he has appeared in over 100 music videos and video recordings.

An accomplished chamber musician, Djokic has toured Canada and internationally several times with organizations including BC Contact, Jeunesses Musicales, and Debut Atlantic. As a soloist Djokic has performed with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. He will be premiering the violin concerto written for him by Robert Rival, Under the Shadow of the Cypresses, in a multi-city tour with several orchestras in 2022–2023.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Djokic grew up in a large musical family. He first and foremost studied with his father Philippe Djokic, one of Canada’s great soloists. He was also a pupil of violin pedagogue Ivan Galamian. Marc Djokic continued his studies in the United States under the tutelage of David Russell, Donald Weilerstein, and Jaime Laredo. He performs on a rare Guarnerius violin from 1740, a Carl Becker 1927, and a Hannibal Fagnola 1922.