Dr. Rick Dorfer

Violin, Viola Teacher

Rick Dorfer



Violinist Dr. Rick Dorfer currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, where he has quickly established himself as a performer, adjudicator and pedagogue. Rick is a member of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and also enjoys a variety of freelance opportunities, including recording sessions and new music performances. As an educator, Rick maintains an extensive teaching studio, is a conductor with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. He regularly appears on faculty at Suzuki Institutes in Western Canada and is sought after for masterclasses and festival adjudicating. Rick’s post graduate training included an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School and culminated in a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington.