Chan Cheuk-long Aaron
Assistant Principal Second Violin

Hong Kong-Canadian violinist Aaron Chan is sought after as a soloist and chamber player around the globe. A two-time Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award recipient, he received bachelor’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and Schulich School of Music, McGill University under Stephen Rose and Jinjoo Cho. He then continued at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University for his master’s degree under the guidance of Paul Kantor. Chan won the concerto competitions at CIM and Rice, and in 2018 won the classical concerto competition and chamber competition with his quartet (Lafontaine Quartet) at McGill. During the 2022/2023 season, he held a fellowship as a resident of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In 2023, he won Musicus Society’s Young Artist Audition and was selected to join the roster of Musicus Soloists Hong Kong.

Born in Canada, Chan was raised in Hong Kong. He especially loves playing chamber music, finding total joy in communicating with other musicians through sound alone. He has spent summers at the McGill International String Quartet Academy, ENCORE Chamber Music festival in Cleveland and Verbier Festival’s Soloist and Chamber Music Academy in Switzerland.

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