River Sawchyn



Featured in CBC Music’s 2023 top 30 hot classical musicians under 30, River Sawchyn is a violinist and composer from Winnipeg, Canada. He attends the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he studies violin with Amy Schwartz-Moretti, Robert McDuffie and David Kim.

River is a passionate student of chamber music, working with members of the Cavani, Emerson and Ehnes string quartets and enjoys performing chamber music throughout the year. Participating in local festivals and competitions since he was eight, River is a five time trophy winner at the Winnipeg Music Festival and has appeared as a soloist with the Winnipeg Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Also busy writing music, River is studying composition at the Townsend School of Music with Christopher Schmitz, where he records and performs original works regularly.

Recent projects include his debut EP Cycles and Stars and a commission from the MusicaNova Orchestra in Phoenix, Arizona.

River enjoys his summers attending various summer institutes across North America including the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Orford Music Academy and Domaine Forget International Music Academy.

As well as an accomplished classical musician, River is a frequent collaborator with a variety of folk ensembles, choral and instrumental groups and is a skilled fiddle player, being invited to compete at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition in 2022. River appreciates music in all forms and enjoys performing in a wide range of venues.

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