|DAVID VISENTIN, NARRATOR.
David Visentin is Associate Dean of The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of
Music in Toronto. As an artist faculty member, he continues to teach and coach at
the School as well as perform with numerous other chamber groups in Toronto.
He has developed several concert series for the Royal Ontario Museum and Royal
St. George's College and recently coordinated and led the Royal Conservatory Orchestra's
highly successful three-week tour to China in December 2004. He plans and directs
Outreach concerts for the young artists of the School.
David Visentin began his musical studies in Vancouver with violinist
Betty Tangye and violist Gerald Stanick. He later continued studies at the
University of Toronto with noted Canadian violinist and teacher, David Zafer. After
graduating in 1984, he moved to Osaka, Japan, where he played and toured with the Kansai
Philharmonic Orchestra. Upon returning to Canada, he became a founding member of the
Atlantic String Quartet, as well as principal and soloist with the Sinfornia Chamber
Orchestra based in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Performing as both a violinist and violist, David Visentin played from
1987-2003 with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and served as principal second violin and
concert manager with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra as well as leader of the Manitoba
MusikBarock Ensemble. He was the founding artistic director of the Winnipeg-Stage
Performances series originating out of the University of Winnipeg, where he was appointed
artist-in-residence in 1997.
He continues to perform, teach privately and adjudicate across Canada.
He also performs in a series of touring chamber music concerts each summer as part
of the Festival ArtSpring, the Denman Island Festival, and the Victoria Summer Music