Scott St. John

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Scott St. John (born December 4, 1969 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian violinist and violist. He is a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet (departing December, 2013)[1] and on faculty at Stanford University, where he teaches violin and chamber music.


St. John was born into a musical family. While his father taught French and Spanish and coached basketball at a high school in nearby Arva, his mother is a music teacher and his younger sister Lara is a violinist.

St. John began violin studies with Richard Lawrence in his home town at age 3, later studying viola.

St. John has won several Canadian and international competitions, including, in 1985, the CBC Radio National Competition for Young Performers; in 1987, the Alexander Schneider Violin-Viola Competition in New York; and, in 1990, the Young Concert Artists auditions.

St. John joined the St. Lawrence String Quartet in September, 2006.[2]


  1. ^ "SLSQ NAMES MARK FEWER NEW 2ND VIOLINIST!!". St. Lawrence String Quartet. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Press Release: Scott St. John to join the St. Lawrence String Quartet

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