Dmitri Kourka - Violin, Viola
Mr. Kourka has been an instructor since 1999. He discovered his love of music at the age of 6, and began his musical education at the Music Conservatory in Chishinau ,Moldova (Russia). He continued his studies at the University of Southern California, where he received a full scholarship and studied under world-class violists Evan Wilson and Donald McGuiness. After graduating from USC, he attended the Juilliard School of Music on a full scholarship, studying with Karen Tuttle. Currently, Dmitri is the principal violist for the Celine Dion Orchestra at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and in Los Angeles, doing studio recordings and performing with various orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philarmonic, New West Symphony, Pasadena Pops, and the California Philarmonic.