Ewald Cheung is a young artist, as both violin soloist and chamber musician. He has performed as 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, Edmonton and Muzewest with pianists Philip Chiu, Henry Mokken, and Michael Massey. Ewald, with Philip Chiu was featured in a 34-concert tour with Jeunesses Musicales Canada through Quebec and the Maritimes in 2015. He has also been heard on CBC Radio.
A grand prizewinner of the Shean Strings Competition in 2009, Ewald was also a finalist of the Montreal Symphony Competition in 2007 and winner of the Canadian Music Competition in 2003 and 2001. Ewald is also the recipient of the 2010 Golden Violin Award from McGill University.
As an avid chamber musician, Ewald was a founding member of the Roddick String Quartet and Geistrio. The Roddick String Quartet competed at the London International String Quartet Competition and performed at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival and among many others. Geistrio competed at the Fischoff National Chamber Competition and performed at the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in May 2012. He also participated at the McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA) from 2013-15. In 2015, he performed in Arte Musica’s Jeunes et Pros series, with Axel Strauss, Douglas McNabney, Peter Wiley and Matt Haimovitz. Ewald recorded his debut album, with pianist, Philip Chiu, “A Tribute to Fritz Kreisler” in 2015.
Ewald Cheung is currently pursuing his Masters’ degree at The Juilliard School in New York City with Daniel Phillips. He previously studied with Jonathan Crow, Felicia Moye and André Roy at McGill University.