Emrik Revermann

Toronto Summer Music

Emrik Revermann is a Canadian-German violinist, based in Toronto. Emrik made his solo orchestral debut at the age of nine and has since been a soloist with several orchestras, including the Orchestre de l’Agora in Montreal, the I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, the National Academy Orchestra with Maestro Boris Brott, and the Canadian Sinfonietta. 

In 2023, Emrik was a prizewinner (second prize) in the Johannes Brahms International Competition in Austria and a semi-finalist in the Mirecourt International Violin Competition in France. For both competitions, he was by far the youngest participant. Also in 2023, Emrik received the Arkady Fomin Scholarship, which allowed him to take masterclasses with soloist Vadim Gluzman in Vienna. Right after the masterclasses, he performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Kammersinfonie Oldenburg in Germany. 

In 2022, Emrik won first prize in the Allegra International Competition in Bulgaria. As a result, he performed as a soloist with the Allegra Festival Orchestra in Sofia. In 2022, he also won first prize in the Vienna Classical Music Academy’s international competition. In 2021, Emrik participated in the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition and he won a Gold Medal in the European Competition for String Instruments in Luxembourg. In 2019, he won the Vienna International Music Competition, the prize for which was a performance in the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna. Klassik magazine in Austria said his performance “showed considerable, already highly-developed potential.” 

In 2018, just after his tenth birthday, he was named “Absolute Laureate” of the Kocian International Violin Competition in the Czech Republic, after coming in first place in his age category. Emrik was subsequently invited back to the Czech Republic to perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, as well as do a recording for Czech Radio in Prague. 

Emrik was named in 2018 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as one of “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30,” the youngest person on the list. He received the top violin score at the national Canadian Music Competition in 2016 and 2017, and in 2017, he was named a Grand Prize winner. 

In 2022, Emrik took masterclasses in Bulgaria with Gregory Ahss, the concertmaster of Camerata Salzburg and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. In 2020 and 2021, Emrik took masterclasses with Karen Gomyo, Mark Kaplan, Ian Swensen, and Giora Schmidt through Orford Musique in Quebec. In 2019, Emrik took masterclasses with Donald Weilerstein at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. From 2016-18, Emrik took masterclasses with several distinguished violinists at the Summer Academy at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Christian Altenburger, Ernst Kovacic, Zakhar Bron, Paul Roczek). 

Thanks to The Taylor Prize, Emrik is currently on a full-scholarship at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory, where he studies with Timothy Ying. At the RCM, he has taken masterclasses with numerous violinists including James Ehnes, Martin Beaver, and Ida Kavafian. 

Fluent in German, Emrik’s passions outside the violin are history, politics, the music of John Williams, composing, and playing tennis, soccer, and basketball. He plays on a ca.1824 Nicolas Lupot violin on generous loan from Canimex Inc., from Drummondville, Quebec.