Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.
Daria Schibitcaia

Daria Schibitcaia, Violin

Chișinău, Republic of Moldova

2023 Shean Strings Competition Winner Benjamin Seah, Violin.

Winner of the International Music Competition “MadeInUkraine”, Moldovan-born violinist Daria Schibitcaia is a young artist with an immense passion for her craft. Ms. Schibitcaia began her studies at the age of six and has since performed in Canada, Moldova, Germany, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Belgium, Russia, and Romania.

As a soloist, she was invited to represent Moldova at the 12th Youth Delphic Games of the CIS Member States in the Sverdlovsk region (Russian Federation); shortly after that, she made her solo début with the Moldavian National Symphony Orchestra at the age of 17, performing Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

After graduating from Republican Lyceum of Music “S. Rachmaninov” in 2018 with a Gold Medal, she moved to Canada and graduated from The Phil and Eli Taylor Academy at The Royal Conservatory of Music where she studied with the late Victor Danchenko. Ms. Schibitcaia is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Violin Performance under the tutelage of Erika Raum at the University of Toronto, where she is a Richard Iorweth Thorman Scholarship recipient.

In addition to her solo performances, Ms. Schibitcaia is a passionate chamber and orchestral musician. Her most recent orchestra appearances include performances with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, as well as the Moldavian National Youth Orchestra, Romanian National Youth Orchestra, and University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra where she served as the concertmaster in 2022.

2023 Strings Competitors

Olivia Yelim Cho Melissa Du Dale Jeong Lexie Jana Krakowski Daria Schibitcaia Benjamin Seah

Important Information

Read the 2023 Shean Strings Results media release.

  • Winner of 2023 Shean Strings Competition: Benjamin Seah!
  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2023 is now closed.
  • We received many applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.