Alissa Cheung, composition/violin

Laura Veeze, violin | Nora Bumanis, harp | Meran Currie-Roberts, cello | Julianne Scott, clarinet | Sarah Ho, piano

Alissa Cheung’s works have been performed at the Winspear Centre (Edmonton) by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, at Salle Bourgie (Montréal) by Quatuor Bozzini, at the University of Michigan by Arx Duo, percussion duo, at New York and Chicago by Instruments of Happiness electric guitar quartet, in Jordan Hall (Boston) by the Boston and Turtle Island String Quartets, in Australia by Duo Myburgh-Feakes, and in Switzerland by Duo Luce.

She is regularly featured as composer-in-residence at C’mon Festival in Edmonton. In recent works she experiments with improvisational aspects and open forms, resulting in a co-composed piece that differs from performance to performance. Another artistic interest is rearrangements of folk traditional tunes in a contemporary classical setting. Upcoming projects include a piece for High Level Trio (Edmonton), a piece for Chamber Orchestra of Edmonton featuring Brianna Lizotte, and a piece for Quatuor Bozzini with Sarah-Jane Summers and Juhani Silvola.

Alissa Cheung is also a violinist of Quatuor Bozzini, based in Montreal, QC.  Her solo and chamber performances have taken her throughout Canada, USA, Europe and Asia, and her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian UK, Le Devoir, the Edmonton Journal, and has been broadcast on British Broadcasting Corporation (UK), Österreichischen Rundfunks (Austria), Schweizer Radio und Fernsehn (Switzerland), Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (Netherlands), and CBC Radio (Canada). 

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