Teaching Artist Statement
Learning a musical instrument can be an equally exciting and daunting journey. Having gone through ups and downs myself throughout my musical career, I value the need to have a constant love of music and a nurturing, supportive teacher. I aim to create a solid technical foundation in all my students, regardless of their age, and create a challenging yet supportive environment. Being a Suzuki kid myself, I love having come full circle, and sharing the principles of the Method with both Suzuki and traditional students.
Canadian-Greek violinist Daphne Manavopoulos holds a Master’s degree in Historical Performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London. She is also a registered Suzuki Method teacher, and has been teaching for the past 14 years. She has taught children and adults, privately and at institutions such as the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, London and St Catherine’s British School in Athens, Greece. Daphne joined SSC in 2017, teaching both Suzuki and traditional violin. As a teacher, Daphne enjoys getting to know her students, their individual musical goals and aspirations, and helping them achieve them.
Violinist Daphne Manavopoulos has performed in Europe both as a historical and modern violinist. She has performed with ensembles such as Florilegium, The Hanover Band and Charivari Agréable, and with musicians such as Ashley Solomon, Laurence Cummings, Margaret Faultless, Adrian Butterﬁeld and Dame Emma Kirkby. She holds a Master’s degree in Historical Performance from the Royal Academy of Music, London, where her primary teacher was Walter Reiter. She has also studied with Margaret Faultless, Rachel Podger, Jeanne Lamon, Adrian Butterﬁeld and Julia Wedman. Daphne is excited about joining the thriving Boston early music scene. She joined SSC in 2017.