B. Mus in violin performance, McGill, M. Mus in violin performance, U of Toronto
A native of Newmarket, Ontario, Charna Matsushige began studying the violin with Sonia Klimasko at age 6 and by her late teens continued her studies with David Zafer in Toronto. Charna has won numerous awards and scholarships in festivals and competitions across the province. In 2012, she was featured in V-PAN’s Young Artists Showcase at the Newmarket Theatre. Charna has been a member of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the McGill Symphony Orchestra and the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Charna has participated in string quartet programs at the Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax and the NYU Steinhardt Intensive String Quartet Workshop in New York City. Charna received her Bachelor of Music in Performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music under the tutelage of Mark Fewer. In 2014, she received her Masters of Music from the University of Toronto, studying with Yehonatan Berick. She currently freelances in the Toronto and surrounding areas. Charna has been teaching since 2007 in Newmarket and Bradford, Ontario. She is very excited to be joining our CMC faculty of teachers.