MEGUMU KAJINO, violinist
Megumu Kajino received both her Bachelor and Master degrees in Music from Temple University, Esther Boyer College of Music, in Philadelphia, PA, and took part in the Camosun College Music Diploma Program at Victoria Conservatory of Music, in Victoria, BC, Canada. She studied violin with Yumi Ninomiya Scott (Temple University), Jascha Brodsky (Temple University), Sydney Humphreys (Victoria Conservatory of Music), and with Yumiko Yamamoto and Hisako Tsuji (Sapporo, Japan).
She has received numerous awards for her musicianship and violin playing. She was the recipient of the Schadt Trust Scholarship, Allentown Symphony Orchestra;
She was given the Teacher/Performer Diploma of A.V.C.M (Associate of Victoria Conservatory of Music); she received First Class Honor for violin performance from the Victoria Conservatory of Music; and was finalist and recipient of the Superior Performance Prize from STV Radio Music Competition of Sapporo, Japan.
Meg has played extensively with orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Bay-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Symphony in C, and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in various festivals: FOSJA (Casals Festival), San Juan, Puerto Rico, ENCORE School for Strings, Cleveland Institute of Music, Johannesen International School for the Arts, Victoria BC, Canada
Centre d’Arts Orford, Magog, Quebec, Canada.
She has also enjoyed an extensive violin teaching career with several schools: Friends’ Central School (2006-present); Perkins Center for the Arts (2000-2011); New Jersey School of Music (2001-2005); Temple University Preparatory Division (1997-1999); Victoria Conservatory of Music, Victoria Canada (1991-1993).