Ewald Cheung, violin, with Chiharu Iinuma, Irina Faletski, and Jennifer West – piano

Müzewest Concerts is thrilled to welcome violinist Ewald Cheung to Vancouver. He will perform with pianists Chiharu Iinuma, Irina Faletski, and Jennifer West.

He has just returned from a major tour with Phil Chiu through Jeunesse Musicale:

Ewald Cheung, violin.

Ewald Cheung, violin.

Ewald Cheung has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras around Canada, with many distinguished conductors, including James Sommerville, Yoav Talmi, Victor Sawa, and William Eddins.  He has also performed in recital series in Trois‐Rivieres, CAMMAC, and Edmonton with pianists such as Philip Chiu, Henry Mokken, and Michael Massey. As a chamber musician, Ewald was a founding member of Geistrio, which has performed at the Toronto Summer Music Festival in the summer of 2011 and at the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in May 2012. He was also a founding member of the Roddick String Quartet, which has performed at the Toronto Summer Music Festival in 2008 and at the Montreal String Quartet in 2009, among many others. Ewald currently records with the Espace 21 label (formerly XXI‐21 Productions).  His first recording was released in the spring of 2013.

Mr. Cheung received both a Bachelor of Music and Artist’s diploma from McGill University. He studied with the concertmaster of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Crow.  While at McGill, he was winner of the Golden Violin Award in 2010-2011!  Here is a video featuring Ewald talking about this prestigious award.

Here is a performance by Ewald Cheung and Phil Chiu on their recent tour.

This programme for this concert is:

Mozart: Violin Sonata in E minor, K.304
Kreisler: Liebeslied
Ysayë: Violin Sonata No.4, Op.26 “Fritz Kreisler”

-Intermission-

Bach: Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005
Rachaminoff: Vocalise
Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro

Event photoraphy: Michelle Doherty Photography

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