ERIC WONG, viola

American violist Eric Wong is a member of the Afiara Quartet. He received both graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music studying violin with Paul Kantor, viola with Lynne Ramsey and Kirsten Docter, and chamber music with Peter Salaff and the Cavani Quartet. He subsequently earned an artist diploma from the Yale School of Music where he worked with Kazuhide Isomura. His chamber music collaborators have included the Tokyo Quartet, Sharon Isbin, Itzhak Perlman, Richard Stoltzman, Donald Weilerstein, and pianist and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, among others. Mr. Wong has served as principal violist of CityMusic Cleveland, Assistant Concertmaster of the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

As former violist of the Linden String Quartet, Mr. Wong is a First Prize and Grand Prize winner of Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, Coleman National Chamber Ensemble Competition, Hugo Kauder Competition, International String Quartet Competition “Premio Paolo Borciani” and "Best Romantic Work Prize" winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition.  

Addition to performing with the Afiara Quartet, he is active in collaborating with directors of several of up-and-coming chamber music festivals including the Geneva Music Festival and the humanitarian initiative "Music Feeds Us.”  Off the clock, Mr. Wong enjoys cooking and classic television.

Read more about The Afiara Quartet, Eric Wong's ensemble.