Adrian Dyck graduated with his Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of British Columbia School of Music in 2001 and has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and with orchestras in Canada, Europe and Asia. He is active as a teacher and performer in the Lower Mainland, having performed with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Film Orchestra, the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, and as first violinist with the English Bay String Quartet.
He is currently a core member of Lions Gate Sinfonia, a North Vancouver-based professional chamber orchestra. In 2009, Adrian enjoyed traveling to Japan with Lions Gate Sinfonia to perform at the Chiba International Cultural Festival. In addition to his role as a violinist in the orchestra, Mr Dyck served on its Board of Directors from 2008-2010 and is currently acting as a liaison between the players of the orchestra and the board.
Mr. Dyck was a co-founder and member of a folk-influenced ensemble based in North Vancouver that created original music for violin, piano, acoustic guitar, vocals, and a variety of percussion instruments. In addition to his role as a performer in this ensemble, Mr. Dyck was active in the composition and production of its music. The ensemble completed a soundtrack recording for a short film for the BC Cancer Agency, which was co-composed and produced by Mr. Dyck. In the Spring of 2011, one of Mr Dyckʼs compositions, Johnsonʼs Landing, was performed by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble and the Laudate Singers.
Mr. Dyck teaches violin as part of the North Shore Music Academy faculty and from his studio at Brockton School. He has recently taken on several private composition students who are interested in exploring the relationship between acoustic music and electronic music, using applications such as Logic and a variety of recording tools and techniques. Mr. Dyck teaches violin and theory to all levels of the Royal Conservatory of Music and his students have earned top marks and awards in examinations, auditions and music festivals.
Mr. Dyck and Ms. Freeborn are the founders and directors of the World Music Program at Brockton School, an independent IB school in North Vancouver. In 2010, this program was selected as the only educational program in Canada to represent Canada at the ISME conference in Bejing, China. The World Music Program has as its highest aspiration the fostering of a compassionate global consciousness through the development of musical skills and the act of creating performance works. Recently, the World Music Program was selected again by the ISME to represent Canada at the ISME event in Thessaloniki, Greece this coming summer, 2012.
In his spare time Mr. Dyck enjoys cultivating a healthy lifestyle that includes meditation and yoga, walking in the mountains and on the coastline of Vancouverʼs North Shore, and studying systems such as Compassionate Communication. He also spends many hours each week volunteering in his community.