Jiten Beairsto, a Vancouver native, completed his graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in 2017 under the instruction of David Gillham. Prior to this he studied at the University of Victoria as a student of Sharon Stanis, where he won the UVic Concerto Competition. He has performed with the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and frequently presents chamber music recitals around Vancouver and Vancouver Island. He currently studies Baroque violin with Chloe Meyers, and is a recipient of Early Music Vancouver’s 2017 scholarship programme. Jiten’s academic and professional interests are not limited to classical music: before studying music at university, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in English and French literature, and continues to make most of his living as a rope access technician.