Eric Wong, viola

Celebrated for a “tone like toasted caramel. Amazing.” (Musical Toronto), Eric Wong is the violist of the Cavani String Quartet, ensemble-inresidence at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). He was also a member of the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet and the Linden String Quartet, first prize winners of the Fischoff, Coleman, and Concert Artist Guild competitions.

His list of collaborators runs the gamut from Itzhak Perlman and Richard Stoltzman to hip-hop artists Skratch Bastid and Kid Koala. Performances have brought him everywhere from Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall to the San Francisco Jazz Festival to a Danish maximum-security prison. He has been artist-in-residence at Yale University and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music and, in addition to performing and educating around the globe, Mr. Wong is an active collaborator with several exciting new chamber music festivals including Encore Chamber Music, the Geneva Music Festival, and the humanitarian initiative “Music Feeds Us.”

He received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from CIM, and subsequently earned an artist diploma from the Yale School of Music where he worked with Kazuhide Isomura.