Canadian violinist Dorothy Ro is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School as a member of the Verona Quartet where they hold the Graduate Resident String Quartet position and teach as Lisa Arnhold fellows. Previously, she studied at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her professors include Paul Kantor, David and Linda Cerone, and Alexander Kerr.
Her violin training began at age of five in Halifax, Nova Scotia, studying with her early mentors, Myung-Hae Yoon and Philippe Djokic. Ms. Ro participated in many competitions growing up that include the OSM Standard Life Competition in Montreal, the 2012 Eckhardt-Gramatte Competition where she received the second prize, as well as winning top prizes at the Canadian National Music Competition and awards from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust and the Debut Atlantic RBC Award for Musical Excellence.
Ms. Ro has been a fellowship student at the Aspen Music Festival and School and has spent summers at the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, the Robert Mann Quartet Institute, the Banff Centre Music Program, and the Montreal International String Quartet Academy.
As a member of the Verona Quartet, she is a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition along winning top prizes at several international competitions. She is on faculty at the Indiana University Summer String Academy and has also coached chamber music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and given masterclasses at the La Jolla Summefest. Ms. Ro is currently playing on a 1734 Francesco Gofriller, generously on loan from the Juilliard Instrument Collection.