Strings 2017:   May 18th – 20th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Edmund Chung, Violin

Hong Kong, China

2015 Shean Strings Competition Winner Mari Coetzee, Violoncello.

Edmund Chung was born in December 1989 in Hong Kong. He began his violin studies when he was four-and-a-half-years old. At the age of six, he gave his first public performance and a year later, he won the first prize in the Hong Kong Young Artist Concerto Competition playing the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor with orchestra.

In 1998, Mr. Chung moved to New York to study with Shirley Givens at The Juilliard School. In 2007, he was a finalist in Burnaby Cleff Society as well as a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducting. In 2008, he won first prize in the Canadian Music Competition.

Mr. Chung has participated in music festivals such as the Heifetz Institute, Greenwood, and Domaine Forget. He has had the opportunity to play in master classes for Vadim Gluzman, Christian Tetzlaff, Régis Pasquier, Patrice Fontanarosa, and Kenneth Goldsmith.

Currently, Mr. Chung plays as an extra in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. In the fall of 2015, He will be continuing his studies with David Gillham in the Master’s Program at the University of British Columbia.

2013 Strings Competitors

Christina Choi Edmund Chung Mari Coetzee Esther Hwang Enoch Ng Tate Zawadiuk

Important Information

  • Winner of 2015 Shean Strings Competition: Mari Coetzee!  Press Release here
  • Winner of 2013 Shean Strings Competition: Luri Lee!
  • The application process for The Shean Strings Competition 2015 is now closed.
  • We received 20 applications, and have selected our competitors.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.