About Kerson Leong

Internationally acclaimed violinist Kerson Leong performs at the School of Music


Romanian dances Béla Bartók

Violin Sonata No. 2

Maurice Ravel
Liebesleid and Liebesfreud  Fritz Kreisler

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso

Camille Saint-Saëns

Acclaimed for his commanding stage presence, magnificent tone, and musical integrity, Kerson Leong is quickly establishing himself at the forefront of his generation since gaining international recognition by winning Junior First Prize at the Menuhin Competition 2010.

Highlights of Kerson’s 2016/17 season include debuts with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, and l’Orchestra symphonique de Trois-Rivières amongst others. 

He will give a special performance of the Bach Double Violin Concerto with violinist Valeriy Sokolov at the Bozar in Brussels to celebrate Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary and will embark on a tour performing the Elgar Violin Concerto with l’Orchestre de la Francophonie. 

He has performed as soloist around the world with such ensembles as the Oslo Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre symphonique de Quebec, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. 

An avid chamber musician, he has also performed at many international music festivals and recital series in Europe, Asia, and North America. 

He is currently an Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, mentored by Augustin Dumay. 

He is the recipient of the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award 2016 and the Young Soloist Prize 2015 by the Radios Francophone Publiques. 

Kerson performs on a c. 1728-1730 Guarneri del Gesu courtesy of Canimex Inc, Drummondville (Quebec), Canada.


Nickson Room, School of Music