Biography: Solomon Liang

Originally from Irvine, California, Taiwanese-American violinist Solomon Liang is the principal second violinist of the Canton Symphony, and frequently performs with Minnesota Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and Alabama Symphony. He was concertmaster under Christoph Eschenbach at Salzburg Festival in Vienna with SHMF Orchestra. Solomon has recently soloed with Holland Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Community Orchestra, Earth and Air String Ensemble, CIM Chamber Orchestra, and performed in a recital at Carnegie Hall.

An active chamber musician, Solomon’s string quartets have served as Quartet in Residence at Banff International String Quartet Competition, and faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Academy. His festival appearances included Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Banff Centre, Robert Mann String Quartet Institute and Perlman Music Program, and have worked with Emerson, Brentano, Tokyo, Artis, American Quartets, and Itzhak Perlman. He has collaborated with Grammy-winning banjo player Bela Fleck, and Juilliard String Quartet cellist Astrid Schween.

In 2014, Solomon was awarded Dr. Bennett Levine Memorial Award in Chamber Music at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he earned his Artist Diploma. Mr. Liang received his B.M from California State University, Long Beach, and M.M from Yale School of Music. His principal teachers include Stephen Rose, Syoko Aki, Linda Rose, Peter Salaff and the Cavani String Quartet. Solomon plays on a 2013 Collin Gallahue Violin.