Solomon Liang

Violin

The Laurie & Thomas W. Hill Chair

Taiwanese-American violinist Solomon Liang has been performing with ProMusica since 2015, and is thrilled to officially join the orchestra starting in the Fall of 2019. He is principal second violinist of Canton Symphony Orchestra, and regularly performs with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with whom he played in their recently released album, Bruckner Symphony No.9. He has also performed with Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera and The Cleveland Orchestra. Solomon has served as concertmaster under Christoph Eschenbach at Großes Festspielhaus with Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, and as guest principal second with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in New York.

Solomon has performed at chamber music festivals near and far, including Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute, Perlman Music Program and Caroga Lake Music Festival. His quartets held residencies at Banff International String Quartet Competition and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, where they presented concerts in both formal and unusual settings (e.g., in a camping ground on a flatbed truck). He has studied with renowned groups such as Emerson, Brentano, Tokyo, Cleveland, Artis and American Quartets, and has collaborated with the 15x Grammy-Award banjoist Bela Fleck. Solomon was recently featured as a soloist with Holland Symphony, Canton Symphony and Earth and Air String Ensemble, where his performance of Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto was described by ClevelandClassical.com as “musical sophistication that many musicians can only hope to achieve.”

In 2014, Solomon was awarded Dr. Bennett Levine Memorial Award in Chamber Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he also earned his Artist Diploma in Violin Performance. He received his B.M from California State University, Long Beach, and M.M from Yale School of Music. Solomon’s principal teachers include Stephen Rose, Syoko Aki, Linda Rose, Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet. He currently resides in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

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