Donnie Deacon was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and continued his studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School in London and the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He became principal second violin with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in 2001, the youngest player to do so in the history of the Orchestra. He was named Resident Artist in the Community for the National Arts Centre in 2016. Currently, Donnie is the conductor of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra.
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