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Steven Staryk, O.C.

Toronto, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on October 25, 2007; Invested on May 15, 2009

Steven Staryk is regarded as one of Canada's great violinists. He has been concertmaster with four world-famous orchestras, is one of the most-recorded Canadian classical musicians, and was a prolific performer in both North America and Europe for over 50 years. An eminent advocate of Canadian composers, he premiered numerous works for solo violin and orchestra and, as a celebrated teacher and mentor, he helped many young musicians take their place on the world stage.