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Artists Alissa Cheung

“… classical music without pretence… ” is Alissa Cheung’s approach to her multi-faceted career. A native of Edmonton (Alberta) violinist and composer, Ms Alissa Cheung (BSc ’07, BMus ’09, MM ’13), is a tenured member of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (ESO) since 2010 and will move to Montréal in January 2015 to join the Quatuor Bozzini.

She has been involved with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble, and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, USA, Europe and Japan. Career highlights include performances at Carnegie Hall and Suntory Hall, and solos with the ESO and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra. Ms Cheung has been featured in Vue Weekly Magazine and Edmonton Sun, and was aired on CBC, CKUA, and WKPN Radio.

An adamant interpreter of new music, Alissa has performed numerous contemporary works and was an Artist in Residence at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival (2011), at the and at the Lucerne Festival Academy (2013).

As a composer, her works have been performed at the Tonus Vivus Festival of New Music (Edmonton), Jordan Hall (Boston), Morse Recital Hall (New Haven, CT), and the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Upcoming projects include a commission by the Arx Duo and the Bass Line Road Ensemble. Ms Cheung studied composition with Hannah Lash (Yale) and Piotr Grella-Mozejko (Edmonton).

In addition to private teaching, Ms Cheung has been Sessional Instructor at King’s University College and faculty member of the Alberta College Conservatory of Music. Educational outreach initiatives include being a Teaching Artist with ESO’s Adopt-a-Player Program and with the National Arts Centre’s Music Alive Program.

Ms Cheung’s principal violin teachers were Marian Moody, Ranald Shean, Broderyck Olson (Edmonton), Thomas Williams (McGill), and Ani Kavafian (Yale). Other influential coaches include Malcolm Lowe, Mark Fewer, Rafael Rosenfeld, Kyoko Hashimoto, and members of the former Tokyo, Juilliard and Concord string quartets.

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Alissa Cheung

Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), 1985

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

  • Composer
  • Performer (violin)

alissa.cheung@quatuorbozzini.ca

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Alissa Cheung
  • Ensemble SuperMusique; Bozzini Quartet  and Kim Myhr; back: Jean Derome; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Danielle Palardy Roger; Joane Hétu, front: Clemens Merkel; Stéphanie Bozzini; Kim Myhr; Isabelle Bozzini; Alissa Cheung, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 23, 2015
  • Ensemble SuperMusique; Bozzini Quartet  et Kim Myhr; left to right: Clemens Merkel; Jean Derome; Stéphanie Bozzini; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Kim Myhr; Danielle Palardy Roger; Isabelle Bozzini; Joane Hétu; Alissa Cheung, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), April 23, 2015
  • In back left to right: Alissa Cheung; Isabelle Bozzini; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Stéphanie Bozzini; in front Clemens Merkel; Danielle Palardy Roger; Jean Derome; Joane Hétu, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 11, 2015
  • left to right: Jean Derome; Stéphanie Bozzini; Alissa Cheung; Clemens Merkel; Isabelle Bozzini; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Joane Hétu; Danielle Palardy Roger, photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 11, 2015
  • In back left to right: Alissa Cheung; Jean Derome; Stéphanie Bozzini; Clemens Merkel; in front Joane Hétu; Isabelle Bozzini; Isaiah Ceccarelli; Danielle Palardy Roger , photo: Céline Côté, Montréal (Québec), February 11, 2015
  • Alissa Cheung, photo: Michael Slobodian, January 14, 2015
  • Bozzini Quartet, Isabelle Bozzini, Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung, Stéphanie Bozzini
  • Bozzini Quartet, Clemens Merkel, Alissa Cheung, Isabelle Bozzini, Stéphanie Bozzini, photo: Michael Slobodian

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