Cristian Herki

Violin Teacher at Ava Music


Cristian is a third generation violinist. Born in Romania, he started taking violin lessons at the age of six. He graduated High School and Music University in Cluj Napoca, in the heart of Transylvania. Among his teachers were: N. Silaghi (founder of “Transylvanian Quartet”) and Stefan Ruha (top international soloist, winner of Tchaikovsky Competition).

He continued his education with a master degree in Chamber Music. Since his arrival in Canada, he has been teaching violin in Vancouver. Previously, he taught for 20 years at Art College, located in Romania. He also participated with his students at various international festivals and concerts.

Cristian performed as a soloist with the C.M.O. Canada in 2015 and 2019, and with the EuroArt Chamber Orchestra in Romania in 2008. Between 2015 and 2019 he gave recitals and shows in at The Cultch Theatre, Silk Purse, and U.B.C. In 2016 and 2019, he had recitals in Chilliwack and Ft.Nelson respectively. In 2015,  he also had his own U.S.A . recital tour in N.Y.

Cristian currently teaches on Wednesday at Ava Music.