Philippe Djokic Biography (Wikipedia)
Philippe Djokic (born 3 September 1950) is a Canadian violinist, conductor, and music educator of French birth. He became a naturalized Canadian citizen in 1990.
Born in Nancy, France, Djokic was the son of a Serbian father and French mother. His father had been a prisoner in a concentration camp during World War II and after the war he was put in charge of organizing displaced Serbian soldiers and immigrants by the United States Army. The Djokic clan's roots are from Požega, Serbia.
In 1952, the Djokics settled in Trenton, New Jersey. Here, all seven children would study classical music; learning to play a variety of instruments such as the piano, cello and violin. Philippe attended the acclaimed Juilliard School in New York City where he was a pupil of Christine Dethier and Ivan Galamian. He would meet his bride-to-be, Lynn Stodola, there. She is a pianist. Both would eventually move to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1975 to teach at Dalhousie University. Mr. Djokic is now the Professor of Violin. He has also conducted the Dalhousie Orchestra.