Robert Jan Dukarm
Robert J. Dukarm is a collaborative pianist, violinist, and organist in Victoria BC Canada.
- He is a piano accompanist for instrumentalists and singers, for performances, lessons, and exams.
- He plays (solo or with colleagues) for weddings, banquets, funerals, recitals, and music student exams.
If you need a professional musician for an event, please write to robert.dukarm at gmail.com, providing your name, contact information, and basic information about the event.
Piano: AVCM diploma in Collaborative Piano from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Principal teacher was Robert Holliston. In November 2009 Robert Dukarm and soprano Monica Orso won first prize in the senior division of the Conservatory’s annual Lieder competition. Robert is the accompanist for the Newcombe Singers choir.
Violin: B.Mus. degree from the University of Victoria and AVCM diplomas from the Victoria Conservatory in violin performance and teaching. At the University of Victoria, he studied violin under Sharon Stanis and played in the first violin section of the UVic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ajtony Csaba. His violin teacher at the Victoria Conservatory was Dr. Walter Mony. Robert now plays jazz on the violin with jazz pianist Peter Dent.
Organ: Robert is the organist at the Cathedral Parish of St. John the Evangelist (Anglican Catholic) in Victoria BC Canada. He is continuing his organ studies under Michael Gormley, organist at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. On November 11 2014, Robert played the organ at Christ Church Cathedral in a performance of Faure’s Requiem under the direction of Michael Gormley with his choir Capriccio. On November 11 2015, Robert played the big organ in a Capriccio performance of Vierne’s Messe Solonnelle at Christ Church Cathedral.
Newcombe Singers performance, St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Oak Bay BC May 23 2015:
Gabriel Faure Clair de Lune (Op. 46), Nancy Washeim, soprano and Robert Dukarm, piano
The jazz group that I play with, Swingsation, has Jay Jennings on rhythm guitar, Aron Bird on bass, Lauren Marshall as the vocalist, Mitchell Green, rhythm guitar and solo guitar, and me on the violin. Here are some demo pieces.
Here are some classical violin pieces from a recital:
Organ recital on the Hellmuth Wolff Organ at Christ Church Cathedral (Feb 2015), Victoria BC:
- J. S. Bach – Passacaglia and Fugue in c minor
- Sir Hubert Parry – Prelude on hymn tune St. Mary
- Cesar Franck – Chorale no.3 in a minor
Played on the organ at St. John the Evangelist Church, Victoria BC
Nun komm der Heiden heiland (J S Bach)
You can find more samples of my work in my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rjdukarm