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Eric Wong

Eric Wong

Celebrated for a “tone like a toasted caramel. Amazing.” (Musical Toronto), Eric Wong is the violist of the Cavani Quartet. He was also a member of the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet and the Linden String Quartet, first prize winners of the Fischoff, Coleman, and Concert Artist Guild competitions. Mr. Wong has been on the performance faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Case Western Reserve University, an artist-in-residence at the Yale School of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and is also a frequent guest educator having given masterclasses and lectures in many institutions of higher learning around the globe including Yale University, American University, the University of Iowa, the Royal Academy of Music of Århus, Middlesex University, the University of Toronto, and New York University Abu Dhabi. He is also active in collaborating with directors of several up-and-coming chamber music festivals including the Geneva Music Festival (genevamusicfestival.com) and the humanitarian initiative “Music Feeds Us” (musicfeedsus.org).

Mr. Wong has performed on the most iconic stages around the world including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Taipei’s National Theater, Kings Place in London, Koerner Hall in Toronto, and Montreal’s Place des Arts. His collaborators have included such greats as Itzhak Perlman, Kim Kashkashian, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Richard Stoltzman, and also Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, James Dunham, and Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet. He has also been a co-creator on projects with Canadian scratch DJs Skratch Bastid and Kid Koala. He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), studying violin with Paul Kantor and viola with Kirsten Docter and Lynne Ramsey. Other coaches and mentors include Peter Salaff and the Cavani and Tokyo Quartets.

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