Strings 2023:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College.

Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan, Violin

Surry, BC

2017 Shean Strings Competition Winner Alice Lee, Vioion.

Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan started learning violin at the age of five, and is currently studying with Nicholas Wright at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Mr. Chan began his musical education by attending the special musical education program in Taiwan and has been in love with the violin ever since. In Canada, Mr. Chan has performed as a substitute violinist for professional orchestras including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra. He has also played with the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada in concertmaster and assistance concertmaster positions. Mr. Chan was also chosen to be the finalist for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

Mr. Chan has been the recipient of multiple scholarships including the Peninsula Music Scholarship, Sharon Stevenson scholarship, UBC Music Traveling Grant, and Burt Harris Memorial Scholarship. Mr. Chan obtained a Bachelor of Violin Performance degree from UBC with full tuition assistance including a UBC Scholarship as well as a Bursary.

Mr. Chan has received numerous master classes from musicians around the world including Cho-Liang Lin, David Chan, Philippe Quint, St. Lawrence Quartet, Mark Fewer, Jonathan Crow, Dale Barltrop, Stephen Sitarski, Mark Skazinetsky, Che-Yen Chen, and others. He is truly inspired by all the great musicians around North America.

2017 Strings Competitors

Alice Lee Gabrielle Despres Grace Sohn Grace Takeda Sean Gao Shang Ko (Sunny) Chan

Important Information

  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2017 is now closed.
  • We received 20 applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.