Aaron Chan, Violinist

Season Finale Concert

April 27, 2024

Korngold Violin Concerto


Recognized for his “singing tone… who combined bravura technique with poetic imagination”, Hong Kong-Canadian violinist Aaron Chan is sought after as a soloist and chamber player around the globe.

Aaron received Bachelor of Music with Stephen Rose and Jinjoo Cho at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) and McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, where he also minored in Music History. He then continued his Masters degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of music under the guidance of Paul Kantor. Aaron was the winner of the concerto competitions at CIM and Rice respectively. In 2018, Aaron won the classical concerto competition and chamber competition with his quartet (Lafontaine Quartet) at McGill. During the 2022-23 season, Aaron held a fellowship as a resident of the Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In 2023, Aaron was awarded the winner of Young Artist Audition and was selected to join the roster of Musicus Soloists Hong Kong (MSHK).

Born in Canada, Aaron was raised in Hong Kong. During his time in Hong Kong, he was granted full scholarship studies at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA)’s Junior Program, where he also studied viola as a double major. Aaron especially loves playing chamber music, finding total joy in communicating with other musicians through sound alone. He’s spent summers at the McGill International String Quartet Academy, the ENCORE Chamber Music festival in Cleveland and at the Verbier Festival’s Soloist and Chamber Music Academy in Switzerland.

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