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Classical Musicians of African Descent

Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin

Tanya Charles Iveniuk

A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with roots in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, violinist Tanya Charles Iveniuk is concertmaster of the Obiora Ensemble and member of the Ensemble du Monde (Guadeloupe), Toronto Mozart Players, Sinfonia Toronto, and the Odin Quartet. Iveniuk received a Bachelor of Music (Violin Performance) from the University of Toronto and an Artist Diploma (Orchestral Performance) from the Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School, also in Toronto.

Recipient of the Women’s Art Association of Canada's Luella McCleary Award, the Gabriella Dory Prize in Music, and the Hamilton Black History Council’s John C Holland Award, Iveniuk has performed as concertmaster and soloist with the Colour of Music Festival Orchestra and the Colour of Music Virtuosi. Iveniuk is a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music and is on faculty at the Regent Park School of Music, also in Toronto.