Kerson Leong: the Violin Prodigy!

Wednesday, Aug 2, 5:00pm
Heliconian Hall


Kerson Leong, violin

Don’t miss Ottawa’s Kerson Leong – the next violin superstar!

Kerson Leong (Photo: Michel Cooreman)

Kerson Leong (Photo: Michel Cooreman)

Kerson Leong, violin

Acclaimed by musicians and audiences alike for his commanding stage presence, magnificent tone, and musical integrity, the Canadian violinist Kerson Leong is quickly establishing himself at the forefront of his generation since gaining international recognition by winning Junior First Prize at the Menuhin Competition 2010.

He has performed at such venues as Wigmore Hall and l’Auditorium du Louvre, as well as with such ensembles as the Oslo Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre symphonique de Montreal,  l’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. 

Notable highlights in 2016 was his world and Australian premieres and subsequent CD recording of Visions, a new work for violin, boys choir and string orchestra written for him by John Rutter. 

Kerson’s upcoming season includes debuts with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, as well as giving the Asian premiere of Visions in Hong Kong,

He is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay.  He gratefully acknowledges the support received from the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award 2016. 

He performs on c.1728-30 Guarneri del Gesu courtesy of Canimex Inc, Drummondville (Quebec), Canada.


The SHUFFLE Concert Series features informal, eclectic one-movement performances by Festival Artists, special guests, and next-generation emerging artists.

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