Campbell River native, Tyson Doknjas, is an active freelance violinist and private teacher in Victoria. He is a member of the Victoria Symphony and performs with various groups on Vancouver Island, including Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria Baroque, Pacific Baroque Festival, and Aventa Ensemble.
He studied violin performance at the University of Victoria with Sharon Stanis of the Lafayette String Quartet. Tyson has participated in various orchestral programs across the country, including the National Academy Orchestra in Hamilton, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, and Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in Powell River.
In addition to playing in various orchestral ensembles, Tyson performs concerts with his wife, co-member of Sombrio Duo, for those isolated from the arts community with the help of the Health Arts Society.
As an avid music educator, Tyson worked as a string mentor through the University of Victoria where he worked at grade schools across the greater Victoria region. He also was a coach for the Sooke String Academy as well as a teacher for the Harmony Project in Sooke, B.C. On multiple occasions, he has also served as a string sectional coach for the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra. Tyson enjoys adjudicating at various music festivals, including: the performing arts festivals in Kamloops, Cowichan Valley, the North Island, and Campbell River.
When he is not performing, Tyson enjoys hiking around Vancouver Island with his family. Finding giant trees and secret swimming holes are a large part of his summer activities.