Lincoln Haggart-Ives began playing violin at age 4 and competed in his first local festival at age 5. Lincoln has won many top awards and scholarships at both the local and regional levels. He is provincially ranked and earned an opportunity to play at Carnegie Hall in 2021. A dedicated musician, Lincoln is also committed to playing in ensembles and youth orchestras. He has played at venues across Toronto with the ‘Arco Violini’ ensemble, the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra, and is a longstanding violinist with the senior division of the Mooredale Youth Orchestra. Last summer, working with two award winning Canadians, composer Jason Couse and director Karen Chapman, Lincoln starred in and played on the soundtrack for “A New Path Forward”, a public service announcement for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Most recently, Lincoln won a “Rising Star” award in the “Play Along with Jonathan Crow” challenge and will be playing the Bach Double Concerto with Jonathan Crow and the TSO when it is safe to do so. Recently, Lincoln has also been inspired to take up composition. He has studied with Peter Seminovs, Yosuke Kawasaki, and is currently the student of Aaron Schwebel.