Tegen Davidge, M. Mus. Tegen began studying the violin at the age of seven, before taking up the viola at age 14. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and recently graduated with her Masters’ degree from the Juilliard School. Her major teachers have included Michael van der Sloot, Jeffrey Irvine, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Heidi Castleman. She has performed solo and chamber music in renowned venues throughout Canada, the United States, China, and Europe. This has included solo performances with the Shanghai Opera Orchestra, the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) Orchestra, and the Medicine Hat College Academy Orchestra. She was recognized as the best viola performer both at the 2006 Kingsville and 2010 Corpus Christi Competitions, as well as the winner of the String Category Prize at the 2008 Canadian National Music Festival. She has performed with esteemed artists such as Roger Tapping, Jeffrey Irvine, Paul Kantor, Melissa Kraut, Seth Knopp, Michael Kannen, Maria Lambros, Bonnie Hampton, Violaine Melancon, Nathasha Brofsky, Katherine Murdock, Nicholas Mann, and Peter Frankl.