Dr. Viktoria Grynenko

Violin Teacher, Administrator, Organization

Viktoria Grynenko

SAA Member


Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Native to Kyiv, Ukraine, in 2011 Viktoria Grynenko received a scholarship from Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba and came to Canada to study violin performance. A recent graduate with Doctor of Music degree (University of Alberta, 2021), Grynenko’s research explores the idea of ‘metaphoric intersectionality’ between violin and dance. She organizes numerous concerts in collaboration with ballet dancers and explores rare violin repertoire related to ballet music. 

Viktoria holds the Beryl Barnes Memorial Graduate Award, Pamela Farmer Graduate Scholarship, Maria Yaworska Scholarship, Barbara Newbegin Scholarship, Stephanie Perozak Scholarship, Straus Foundation Award, Kun Scholarship,  and others. She appeared as a soloist with Oslo Symphony Orchestra (Norway) and Glier Music Institute Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine), she also performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestra musician throughout Canada, Germany, Austria and Ukraine. She has been serving as a concertmaster and Teaching Assistant for the University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra since 2017 under Petar Dundjerski. 

Grynenko’s interest in new music encouraged her to commission and premiere pieces by Canadian and American composers, such as Henry J. Ng, Valentin Bibik, Zach Bales, James Wright and others.

Passionate about education, Viktoria led numerous masterclasses for violin and chamber music students through community organizations and higher education institutions. As a dedicated supporter of El Sistema program of music education for children from low-income families, Viktoria has worked and volunteered with the program in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Edmonton.

Since July 2021 Viktoria is taking Suzuki Teacher Training and is dedicated to life-long learning in violin and pedagogy.