Peter Jo began violin instruction at the age of 9 with Simon Young Kim, pupil of the world-renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz. In 2007, Peter has been accepted and studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov music school for the gifted children which is the pre-college of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia. While in Russia, Peter studied with Baranova Alexandrovna and Lev Klychkov, concertmaster of the St. Petersburg philharmonic orchestra. After moving to Winnipeg in 2009, Peter studied with Dr. Oleg Pokhanovski, professor of the University of Manitoba. Peter has won numerous awards and scholarships such as the Holtby Scholarship from Women’s Musical Club scholarship competition, Marcel A. Desautels Fund Award, and Val Simanavicius Memorial Scholarship. In 2013, Peter successfully made his soloist debut with Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra in Kiev performing Tchaikovsky violin concerto. Besides Classical music, Peter enjoys playing crossover, pop, jazz, and gospel music. He has performed with various artists and entertainers such as Two Cellos, Fall Out Boy, Cirque du Soleil and il Divo. He has produced four gospel recordings which are sold over 3,000 in Manitoba. Peter has attained Master of Music degree in violin performance at the University of Manitoba, received full-tuition scholarship.
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