Celebrated for a “tone like toasted caramel. Amazing.” (Musical Toronto), Eric Wong is the violist of the Cavani String Quartet. He was also a member of the JUNO-nominated Afiara Quartet and the Linden String Quartet, first prize winners of the Fischoff, Coleman, and Concert Artist Guild competitions. In addition to his work as a performer, Mr. Wong is an accomplished educator and has been artist-in-residence at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and Yale University and he is currently an artist-clinician for D’Addario Orchestral Strings.
Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Mr. Wong received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from CIM, studying violin with Paul Kantor and viola with Kirsten Docter and Lynne Ramsey. He subsequently earned an artist diploma from the Yale School of Music where he worked with Kazuhide Isomura. Other influential coaches and mentors have included Peter Salaff and the Cavani and Tokyo Quartets.
Off the clock, Mr. Wong enjoys cooking and classic television.