Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.
Melissa Du

Melissa Du, Violin

Richmond, BC

2023 Shean Strings Competition Winner Benjamin Seah, Violin.

Melissa Du began her violin studies when she was six years old in Vancouver, Canada. She currently studies at the Coleman Violin Studio in Seattle, WA, with Simon James and collaborative pianist Chien-Lin Lu, as well as coach Hiro David in New York. In the past, Ms. Du has been awarded numerous gold medals and scholarships from festivals in both Vancouver and Seattle, including a top prize in the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concerto Competition.

She has recently performed with the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2023 and has played in concert halls such as the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver and Benaroya Hall in Seattle. An avid orchestral and chamber musician, Ms. Du was formerly the concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music’s Junior String Orchestra and enjoys participating in chamber music.

Ms. Du has appeared at summer camps such as the Sounding Point Academy and is fortunate to have performed in masterclasses led by Augustin Hadelich, Ray Chen, Soovin Kim, and Mimi Zweig, among others.

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.