Trained as a classical violinist, Toronto musician Alex Cheung is continuing his journey through many different musical styles and genres. He performs folk, Celtic, pop/rock, country, jazz, R&B and classical music, and is proficient in improvisation and string arrangement. Alex teaches violin, chamber music and music theory at his private studio, as well as at University Settlement Music & Arts School in Toronto and at Yip’s Music and Montessori School in Thornhill and Markham. In the summer, Alex runs a strings camp for young students at Yip’s in Markham and teaches at Lakefield Music Camp for adults.
Alex loves performing live; he has entertained audiences from intimate venues such as Free Times Cafe and C’est What? in Toronto to large stages of the Montreal Jazz Festival. He fiddles in the Celtic/East Coast band Up All Night and over the years, Alex has collaborated with many artists and bands, including Julie Crochetiere, the late Kenny Maclean, the BIG SOUND (Motown), bluegrass/roots band Often Running, and acoustic 80’s band the McFlies. In 2006, Alex entered the “Shock the Monkey” Remix Competition hosted by Realworld Records and earned an honourable mention by Peter Gabriel.
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