Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Guest soloist Andrew Eng

Andrew Eng will be joining members of CSO in a performance of Astor Piazzolla's Winter and Spring from Seasons on the October 19th Midday concert. Here is his biography.

Andrew Eng, violinist and violist has gained a versatile reputation
playing such diverse genres as Baroque, Classical, Tango, Jazz and
Contemporary music. Eng’s playing has been noted as “intense and
powerfully emotional”(Classical New Jersey) and by The New Jersey Star
Ledger, as having an “instinct for the emotional pulse of the line”.

A founding member of the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra of Boston, and the
Symphony in the Barn of Ontario, Mr. Eng also plays as the principal
violinist for MASS Tango, the Chagall-Boston String Quartet and as a
member of the Found Objects Jazz String Trio of Boston. He is a frequent
Guest Artist on the Lyrica Boston Chamber Music Series since its’
inception in 2003.

Festival appearances include Spoleto, Orford, Domaine Forget,
LyricaFest, Killington and the Quartet Program at Bucknell University.
Eng recently collaborated as a soloist with Elmar Oliveira and the
Lyrica Chamber Orchestra, in chamber music with Eugene Drucker, Terry
King, Victor Rosenbaum, Joseph Robinson and jazz improvisation with
George Garzone, Diane Monroe, and Peter Cassino.

Presently he is a featured soloist in the newly released Lyrica Live cd in
performances of Bach’s A minor Concerto and short pieces of Bloch with
the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Eng has been heard on New Hampshire,
Vermont and Canadian Public radio.

This season, as Guest Concertmaster of the Indian Hill Orchestra, Eng
performed Rimsky- Korsakow’s Capriccio Espanole and was subsequently
invited to serve as a soloist for the New Bedford Symphony.
This summer, Eng joins the faculty of LyricaFest, a summer music
festival in New Jersey, which represents students from virtually every
major music school in The United States.

In 1998, Andrew received his A.R.C.T. Performer’s Certificate from the
Royal Conservatory in Toronto, Canada, and then in 2003 and 2005
respectively received his Undergraduate Diploma and Master of Music at
the Longy School of Music as a student of Laura Bossert and Peter
Cassino. Eng was honored with the Patricia Sherman Award, the highest
honor given to a member of the graduating class.

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