Kerson Leong, 23 – Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner

01 December 2020 76 views 0

23-year-old Canadian violinist Kerson Leong is building an international reputation as a rising young virtuoso of outstanding potential praised for his commanding technique and musical integrity

An Associated Artist at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, where he was mentored by Augustin Dumay, Kerson is a former Junior 1st prize winner at the Menuhin Competition. He was also awarded the prestigious Grand Prize at the Canadian Stepping Stone Competition, the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition for five consecutive years and the Radios Francophones Publiques Young Soloist Prize.

His recent debuts include solo engagements with the Singapore Symphony OrchestraVancouver Symphony OrchestraSibelius Academy Chamber OrchestraStavanger Symphony OrchestraKansai Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic OrchestraGulbenkian Orchestra and the Stockton Symphony Orchestra. Kerson served as Artist-in-Residence with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal under the direction of conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin in the 18/19 season.

He has also taught at the Sibelius Academy and the IU Jacobs School of Music Summer String Academy.

Kerson currently performs on the “ex Bohrer” Guarneri del Gesu violin on generous loan from Canimex Inc.