Andrew Dicker is a violinist currently based in Kingston ON. He is the Principal 2nd Violinist of Orchestra Kingston, a founding member of The Kingston Piano Trio, and a local violin teacher. He has performed with The Kingston Symphony, Orchestra Kingston, The Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, The New Bedford Symphony, and The Toronto Lyric Opera Centre.
He received his Master of Music degree from Boston University where he attended with a merit scholarship and studied with Professor Bayla Keyes. While in Boston he performed in the greater Boston area with The Hugo String Quartet coached by Rhonda Rider, worked as a graduate teaching assistant, and coached Boston University's All-Campus Orchestra.
Prior to his time in Boston, Andrew completed his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Toronto as a student of Timothy Ying and Jacques Israelievitch. His childhood teachers included Karma Tomm, Stelth Ng, and Eric Watson.
With a passion for music old and new, he has played principal roles in the Boston University Baroque Orchestra and the Contemporary Ensemble. Collaborating with Boston University's contemporary music and electronic music departments he organized a performance of The Black Angels String Quartet by George Crumb in 2019.
In the field of historical performance, he has studied Baroque violin and viola d’amore with many of the musicians of Tafelmusik and the Handel and Haydn society. He took classes on the Baroque violin at Boston University and the University of Toronto studying with Jane Starkman and Jeanne Lamon respectively. While in Toronto he performed with the University of Toronto's Baroque Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Contemporary Music Ensemble.
To further his education, he has attended summer music festivals and workshops in Canada and the United States including Orford Summer Academy Masterclasses and Workshops, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Laurier University’s QuartetFest, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Scotia Festival of Music. He received his pedagogical training from Mimi Zweig’s String Pedagogy Seminar and the ECC Suzuki course with Paule Barsalou.
In addition to his private studies, he has studied and performed in masterclasses for renowned artists such as James Ehnes, Scott St. John, Paul Neubauer, Mimi Zweig, Mark Fewer, Yehonatan Berick, Teng Li, Joseph Johnson, Carolyn Huebl, Jonathan Crow, Rhonda Rider, and many others.