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Taras Gabora enjoys a worldwide reputation as a violinist and teacher of great distinction. As an active soloist and chamber musician throughout his career, he has performed in major cities throughout the world including Canada, USA, Italy, France, England, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Greece, Japan and China. He is founding member of "Trio Tre Musici" (Milan), Chamber Music Chicago, Le Groupe Baroque de Montréal, Vienna Academy String Quartet and the Gabora String Quartet. His teaching career included posts at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, McGill University (Montreal), Conservatoire de Montreal, St. Louis Conservatory of Music and the Vancouver Academy of Music. He is Associate Director of the summer program in Italy "Casalmaggiore International Music Festival, Summer Music in Italy". Graduate of the Vienna Academy of Music, he studied with Ernst Morawec. Other teachers were Juri Jankelevich (Salzburg, Moscow), Szymon Goldberg (Amsterdam) and Henryk Szeryng (Chicago).
He has frequently represented USA and Canada on juries of national and international competitions including the Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow), Paganini International Violin Competition (Genova), 1989, 1996, 2001, the Sarasate International Competition, 1989, 2003 (Bilbao, Spain), the Ifrah Neaman International Violin Competition (Mainz), the Whitaker International Competition (St. Louis, USA) and others. Prizes and awards include the "Austrian State Prize" and the "Immagini Vive Della Musica da Camera" international prize (Milan), "Nation Builders Award 2002",(Ukrainian Canadian Congress).
Numerous students who are well known internationally have appeared and won prizes in national and international competitions such as the Paganini Competition, the Montreal International Competition, the Scheveningen (Netherlands) International Competition, the Tchaikovsky Competition, the Jacques Thibaud Competition (Paris) and others. Several of his students are members of internationally known string quartets including the Shanghai and Alcan Quartets, many are professional orchestral players in many parts of the world including the First Concertmaster Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and many hold national and international teaching posts such as the Manhattan School of Music, New York, Conservatoire de Montréal, University of Manitoba.
Taras Gabora was born in Canada and now resides in Vancouver, Canada. He plays on a Giacomo Testore violin made in Milan in1708.