Eric Leong

Concert Recording:   Soli & Sibelius, June 4 & 5, 2010

Eric LeongEric Leong is a performer and teacher of violin, viola, and trumpet.   He performs internationally as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. He was born in 1977 in Redwood City CA. He began piano at age 5, violin at age 7 and trumpet at  ge 9. He holds a bachelors degree from the San Francisco Conservatory where his primary teachers were Ian Swensen and Mark Sokol. In 2001, Eric received his Masters of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Patinka Kopec. For the past 3 years, Eric has been a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, directed by James Levine.  In  this orchestra, he worked under the baton of world class artists such as  Kurt Masur, Yuri Temiranov, Kent Nagano, Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Yuri Bashmet, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gabor Takas Naggy  and Dimitry Sitkovetsky. He has participated in such music festivals as Eastern Music Festival, Summer Music West (SF), Aspen Music Festival,  Musica Da Camera (Positano, Italy), Henry Mancini Institute, California  Music Festival, and the UBS Verbier Festival. Outside of the classical music circle, he has performed with prestigious musicians  such as Ray Charles, Bjork, Terence Blanchard, Josh Groban and Bud Shank.  He served as concertmaster of the Peninsula Symphony in the 2002-3 season. He was a member of San Jose Opera from 2004-7. He is Concertmaster of the "Viva La Musica" Choir Orchestra. Last year he won the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra Competition and appeared as  soloist with the orchestra.  In addition to music, Eric is a practitioner and certified teacher of  yoga in the BKS Iyengar tradition. During the winter season, he is a competitive big wave surfer. Eric's brother, Dana Leong, is a well- versed multi- talented musician with degrees  from the Manhattan School of  Music.  Eric makes regular trips to New York City, where he collaborates  with Dana for recordings, concerts and other musical projects.


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