“A native of St. John’s, NL, violinist Dominic Greene completed a Master of Music degree in violin performance at the University of Toronto, in the studio of Erika Raum. While in Toronto, Dominic performed with various ensembles, including the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, University of Toronto Baroque Ensemble and the Sneak Peek Orchestra.
Prior to his studies in Toronto, Dominic completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance at Memorial University with Nancy Dahn. He played violin and viola with the Memorial University Chamber Orchestra as concertmaster and principal viola, and was a regular member of the first violin section of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, sitting as assistant concertmaster for the 2011-2012 season. He has participated in summer music programs, including the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, the Scotia Festival of Music, the Orford Festival and the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.
Dominic is currently concertmaster and personnel manager of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, and a string coach and assistant conductor for the Calos Youth Orchestra. He is also a regular member of the orchestra for the Opera on the Avalon Festival in St. John’s. Dominic enjoys a dynamic teaching career, maintaining a busy private violin studio, and is an active instructor with the Suzuki Talent Education Program of St. John’s. In addition to orchestral performance and teaching, Dominic enjoys freelancing around the city of St. John’s and surrounding areas, and can be seen performing with the Saltwater Strings Duo, along with friend and colleague, Brett Vey.”
Fun Facts About Dominic
When did you join the NSO?
Who inspired you to learn how to play?
What’s your favourite piece of classical/orchestral music?
It’s so hard to choose just one, but Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and Scherherazade are among my favourite orchestral works.
If you could pick one artist to collaborate with, who would it be?
What other non-musical creative outlets do you have?
I love the outdoors- running, hiking, golfing, gardening and basketball are among my favourite non musical activities.