About

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.

Background

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 in Victoria BC.

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 is now playing hot jazz with a group called Swingsation.

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.

Performance Samples

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 singing, and me on the violin.  Here are some demo pieces.

For Sephora  |  Shine

Here are some classical violin pieces from a recital:

Violin Performance Example (YouTube)

Shostakovich Waltz – Robert Dukarm (violin), Adrian Bronson (piano)

Organ recital on the Hellmuth Wolff Organ at Christ Church Cathedral (Feb 2015), Victoria BC:

Played on the organ at St. John the Evangelist Church, Victoria BC

Nun komm der Heiden heiland (J S Bach)

One thought on “About

  1. Cesar Franck – Chorale no. 3:
    ‘So dramatic and powerful. This was my favorite piece performed at the organ recital at Christ Church Cathedral, Feb. 13th.
    ~Kathy (San Antonio, TX)

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