Jonathan Der (MMus)
Jonathan Der, violinist, conductor, chamber musician, and church organist has appeared as soloist with various orchestras and gives regular chamber and solo concerts. He has performed in many cities in North American such as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, and in countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. After graduating with a Master of Music in Violin Performance from Indiana University, he has given masterclasses in many universities and became Assistant Violin Instructor at Indiana University. For the past 22 years, Mr. Der dedicated his time and energy to pedagogy and his teaching philosophy focuses on reworking students’ technical foundation and reconnecting the sound to the soul. Today, he has developed many young players to enter the professional world and play in major symphony orchestras including New York Philharmonic, Concertgebuow Orchestra, and Berlin Philharmonic. He is currently the Associate Conductor and Chamber Music coach for the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra and the music director of St. Anne’s Steveston Anglican church. He has also been appointed the Music Director of Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra for the 2018-19 season.