Marc first studied violin with his father, violinist Philippe Djokic, one of Canada’s great soloists and a pupil of the master Ivan Galamian. Marc continued his studies in the United States under the tutelage of David Russell at Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Artist Program, Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory, and Jaime Laredo at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Marc made his first orchestra debut at 14, won the Governor General’s Millennium Award at 20, and at 23 was featured on Bravo! television series, The Classical Now.

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Marc Djokic is known for his powerful and virtuosic performances. His engaging, anecdotal and down-to-earth approach has made him a fan favourite of audiences. Praised for his “rhythmic sense and natural phrasing” by La Presse, Marc is able to reach out to a diverse audience through his range of repertoire, new concert formats and collaborations. With the support of Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and Mécénat Musica, Marc has commissioned Canadian compositions for solo violin, string trio, marimba and violin and two guitars and violin.

A past winner of Quebec’s Prix Opus and Canada Council’s Instrument Bank among numerous other prizes, Marc performs frequently as soloist with Canada’s top orchestras and in chamber music festivals across North America. He has performed as soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and The National Arts Centre Orchestra. He performed with the Calgary Philharmonic as part of his Bowfire debut, and is guest concertmaster for the McGill Chamber Orchestra in Montreal. His concerts have been frequently broadcast by CBC Radio and Espace Musique. From the Jeunesses Musicales tour to Debut Atlantic, Marc has toured several times throughout Canada.

Highlights of the coming 2017-2018 seasons see Marc performing Tartini’s ‘Devil’s Trill’ Sonata with Ensemble Caprice, the Sibelius violin concerto with the PEI Symphony, the Philip Glass ‘Four Seasons’ violin concerto with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, and the Shostakovich No.1 violin concerto with the Kindred Spirits Symphony.

From 2015 to 2017 the classical music channel NONCERTO produced more than 45 music videos featuring Marc and his collaborations, reaching viewers from over 100 countries. This multi-year project aims to promote classical music through new media in Canada and beyond, culminating with the release of ‘Extreme Locations’ music videos for Canada’s 150th celebration in 2017. These videos can be watched on his Youtube channel, Marc Djokic|Canadian Violinist.

Always enthusiastic to share insights on violin performance and technique, Marc also teaches masterclasses at universities and summer music festivals; he has recently taught at Toronto University, Concordia University and Scotia Festival of Music. Marc performs on a rare Guarnerius violin from 1740, a Carl Becker from 1927 and a Hannibal Fagnola from 1922, and he is particular about choosing the right violin for the occasion!



Natif de Halifax, Marc Djokic a commencé ses études de violon dès l’âge de six ans avec son père, le violoniste Philippe Djokic, et a complété son apprentissage au « New England Conservatory » sous la tutelle du professeur Donald Weilerstein. Il joue sur un violon Hannibal Fagnola de 1922, un Carl Becker de 1927 et un Guarnerius de 1740.

Marc Djokic est très actif sur la scène musicale à titre de soliste et de chambriste au Canada et aux États-Unis. Il s’est produit en soliste avec plusieurs orchestres symphoniques dont l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, l’orchestre symphonique de Toronto, de Ottawa, de la Nouvelle-Ecosse, de New Brunswick, de Niagara et l’orchestra symphonique de Kamloops au Colombie Britannique parmi d’autres.

Marc est récipiendaire de plusieurs distinctions dont le « Millennium » (prix du gouverneur général), le Prix de la Banque Royale du Canada pour l’excellence en musique, le prix Opus, le « Music Rose Bowl », et plusieurs bourses du Conseil des Arts du Canada, notamment de sa Banque d’instruments de musique ainsi qu’une commission d’un compositeur canadien pour violon.

Marc participe a des nombreux concerts et festivals ainsi qu’à plusieurs enregistrements et émissions en direct de Radio-Canada et l’Espace Musique. En 2011 il est parti en tournée nationale avec les Jeunesses Musicales du Canada.

Adepte de musique contemporaine et du projet inédit, Marc aime explorer différents répertoires et des compositions contemporaines. Il est violoniste pour le Trio Tangere, un duo de guitares avec violon, pour le duo Bev et Marc, marimba avec violon, et pour Art Crush, concert multidisciplinaire.