Instrumental/Strings Adjudicators

Heilwig von Koenigsloew
Born in Hamburg, Germany, Heilwig began her studies at the Musikhochschule in
Hamburg. As a young musician she moved to Canada and was a student of Thomas
Rolston at the University of Alberta where she received her Masters of Music degree in
violin performance at the age of 22. She has also studied with Lorand Fenyves, Steven
Staryk and the Hungarian String Quartet. Heilwig served as Department Head of the
music program at Malaspina University College in Nanaimo, BC from 1976 to 1984
while maintaining an active career as a private teacher at the Nanaimo Conservatory and
the Vancouver Academy. Currently she is a professor of violin at Trinity Western
University and a violin teacher and chamber music instructor in the Langley Area. She
was a member of the CBC Radio Orchestra until its demise, still plays with the
Vancouver Opera Orchestra and works as a free-lance violinist/ violist in the Lower
Mainland area. Heilwig is a resident of Langley, BC and lives on a 15 acre hay farm with
her children, grand children, horses, dogs, cats, and other diverse animals.