Scott St. John

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Scott St. John
Born4 December 1969 (1969-12-04) (age 50)
London, Ontario, Canada
GenresWestern classical music
Instrumentsviola, violin
Years active1985–present
Associated actsSt. Lawrence String Quartet, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra

Scott St. John (born 4 December 1969 in London, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian violinist and violist. He was a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet (departing December, 2013)[1] and on faculty at Stanford University, where he taught 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 City; 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-28. Retrieved 2006-08-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Press Release: Scott St. John to join the St. Lawrence String Quartet

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