Kerson Leong

Kerson Leong

Kerson Leong gained international recognition in 2010 at the age of 13 when he won the Junior First Prize at the Menuhin Competition in Oslo. He won the Young Soloist Prize 2015 of the Radios francophones publiques. He is also the Grand Prize winner of the Stepping Stone 2014 and a five time Grand Prize winner (2005-2009) at the Canadian Music Competition. In 2013, he won the National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary Competition, as well as First Prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition.

He has appeared as soloist with such ensembles as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, I Solisti Veneti, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In 2014, he made his debut at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and at Wigmore Hall in London. An avid chamber musician, he has performed at many international music festivals in Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Canada.

For the 2015-2016 season, Kerson Leong is an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium mentored by Augustin Dumay. He received in 2015, the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. Kerson was named Revelation Radio-Canada 2014-2015 for classical music. On the recording Bis, Kerson Leong performed on the 1691 “ex-Auer” Stradivari violin, courtesy of Canimex Inc., Drummondville, Qc, Canada.

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