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Music Classical music Violin

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Canimex-Canadian Music Competition and in partnership with the National Arts Centre, the Canimex-Canadian Music Competition presents its Ambassadors Concert Series, Ottawa Recital with Kerson Leong.

Kerson Leong, violin
Floralove Katz, master of ceremony
Musical program:
Bach – Andante & Allegro from Sonata No. 2
Ysaye - Sonata No. 6
Tarrega - Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Paganini - Caprice No. 24, Op. 1

This recital by violinist Kerson Leong celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Canimex-Canadian Music Competition. Mr. Leong participated several times in the Competition and received numerous prizes including First prize of the Stepping Stone in 2014. Kerson Leong also has a long association with the NAC as a student in the Young Artists Program and performing on its stage in recitals and with the NAC Orchestra, most recently on Canada Day, 2016.  During the coming months, thanks to the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and its "New Chapter" program, several other musician-ambassadors will give concerts in tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Canimex-CMC. All details at

This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter program. With this $35M investment, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.

video: CMC Ambassdor: Violinist Kerson Leong
CMC Ambassdor: Violinist Kerson Leong