Duncan McDougall


Duncan McDougall is an 18-year-old violinist from Uxbridge, Ontario. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in violin performance at the Colburn Conservatory, where he studies with Martin Beaver. Previously, he studied at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists with Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom and Jonathan Crow.

As a soloist, Duncan has performed with orchestras including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. As concertmaster, he led the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the Morningside Music Bridge String Orchestra, and the Taylor Academy Chamber Orchestra.

In 2020, Duncan was honoured to be chosen by CBC Music as one of Canada’s top 30 classical musicians under the age of 30. He also earned the National Gold Medal from the Royal Conservatory for his ARCT in violin performance. Duncan has attended summer festivals including Morningside Music Bridge, the Orford Music Academy, and the Domaine Forget International Music Academy. He plays on a 2018 Mark Schnurr violin.

Duncan McDougall attends the 2021 TSM Academy courtesy of the Neville Austin Fellowship.