Donnie Deacon studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and went on to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London, under the tutelage of Natasha Boyarskaya and Lord Menuhin. He also studied at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, with Jaime Laredo and Ida Kavafian.
Over his career, Donnie has performedwith such distinguished orchestras as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, BT Scottish Ensemble, London Soloists, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Pablo de Sarasate Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Curtis Institute of Music.
In 2001, he became the principal second violin of the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Donnie became a founding member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, an ensemble which toured internationally and recorded Mozart*Zukerman, which was nominated for a 2004 Juno award.
He has also been guest concertmaster of both the Vancouver Symphony and The National Arts Centre Orchestra.
My career in music began when I was growing up in Glasgow, Scotland. I became interested in music at the age of [...]. It was when I eleven years old, that I was invited to the attend the Royal Scottish Academy and begin my formal education in music. [...]
During my performance career, I discovered my passion for teaching and working with students of music. [...describe what you like about teaching, and the things you most want to pass on to your students...]
Some of my students have gone on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Royal Academy of Music in London. [...say more about what your students have done with their studies in music...]