Roman Fraser was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 1995 and moved to Canada in 1999. He was admitted to the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in 2005 where he studied with Johanne Arel. In 2014, he was accepted to the Colburn Conservatory in Martin Beaver’s studio, then transferred to McGill University in Montreal in September 2015 to study with Axel Strauss and Felicia Moye. Roman has been a prize winner in a number of local and national competitions, including the Canada Music Competition for both violin and chamber music, and grand prize winner of the Festival de musique Pierre de Saurel. In the spring of 2015, he was invited to perform at the Gala des Futures Étoiles at Place des Arts. As first violinist of the Milton String Quartet, Roman has won the chamber music prize at McGill University and in May of 2017, the Gold Medal and Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. The MSQ was the fellowship quartet at Encore Chamber Music in the summer of 2017. Roman has appeared as soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique du Conservatoire de Montréal, I Musici de Montréal and l’Orchestre de la Nouvelle Génération. Roman Fraser plays on a 1720 Alessandro Mezzadri violin generously on loan from Pierrette Rayle.