“Without music life would be a mistake.”

~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche





Edmond Chan

Edmond Chan (violin) performs with many early music ensembles including Tempesta di Mare: Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra, The Handel Choir of Baltimore and has performed with Opera Lafayette, The Bach Sinfonia, The Washington Bach Consort, Brandywine Baroque and for the National Cathedral, Washington, DC to name a few and has performed all over the United States and in England and Germany. He is a core member, founder and co-artistic director of the new Washington, DC based early music ensemble Corda Nova. In January of 2012, Edmond was invited to the Franz Liszt Conservatory in Quito, Ecuador to teach baroque violin, master classes and lead the baroque orchestra during the conservatory’s second Festival Barroco. He was also asked to perform solo works by Corelli and Biber in concerts held at the Casa de la Musica and the historic La Compañía church. Edmond was accepted into The American Bach Soloists 2011 and 2012 Summer Music Academy and Festival. Most recently Edmond was invited to England to play in the Britten-Pears Baroque Orchestra for the opening of their 2013 festival season. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry degree from The University of North Texas where he studied modern violin with Julia Bushkova and baroque violin with Cynthia Roberts. While at UNT he held many leadership roles with the UNT Baroque Orchestra, Symphony, Chamber and Opera Orchestras. He has also studied privately with David Douglass and Emlyn Ngai and has played in master classes for Robert Mealy, Elizabeth Blumenstock, Carla Moore and Bruce Dickey to name a few. Edmond can be heard on Tempesta di Mare’s 2011 & 2012 CD releases, Johann Friedrich Fasch: Orchestral Works, volume 2 & volume 3 respectively, on the Chandos Chaconne label, on The Bach Sinfonia’s recent release of Jan Dismas Zelenka’s Six Capriccios on the Dorian Sono Luminus label and on the recent release of André Ernest Modeste Grétry’s opera Le Magnifque on the Naxos label.

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