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

Esther Hwang, Violin

Vancouver, BC

2015 Shean Strings Competition Winner Mari Coetzee, Violoncello.

Korean-Canadian violinist, Esther Hwang, is known for her ability to captivate audiences with her virtuosic and passionate performances.

Born in New Jersey (1995), Miss Hwang began her violin studies at the age of three and immigrated to Canada at the age of five. She currently resides in Vancouver and studies at the Vancouver Academy of Music under Dale Barltrop, Nick Wright, as well as Gerald Stanick who is a widely acclaimed Canadian artist.

Her first appearance with an orchestra as a soloist was at the age of nine. Since then, she has garnered widespread acclaim and performed with various orchestras including Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Haw Par Summerfest Chamber Orchestra, Canadian Music Competition Orchestra, and many others.

Miss Hwang has also achieved immense success in numerous provincial and national competitions such as Canadian Music Competition 2010, Shean Strings Competition 2011, and Vancouver Women’s Music Society Scholarship Competition 2012.

In addition to her appearances as a soloist and recitalist, Miss Hwang performs regularly as the concertmaster of Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra and is an active chamber musician. She was the first violinist of the Forza Quartet which won first place in the National round of the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals 2014.

Miss Hwang hopes to inspire the community and contribute to society through her dedication and passion in music.

2015 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.