Canadian violist and violinst Clayton Leung began violin lessons at the age of three at the Langley Community Music School. He continued his studies at the University of Victoria, and then pursued the viola at the University of Minnesota and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Clayton was Principal Violist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Ashland Symphony, and the National Repertory Orchestra. He has also performed with the Victoria, Vancouver Island, and National Arts Centre Orchestras. As an avid chamber musician, he has performed in the Music at Memorial and the Atlantic String Quartet Recital series, and at the National Arts Centre and Toronto Summer Music Festival. He has also been in residence at the Perlman Music Program, and the Orford and Banff Arts Centres.
After joining the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in 2013, Clayton has immersed himself in the local arts scene; making appearances at the Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Edmonton Recital Society, Early Music Alberta, concertized with Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet and co-founded the Canadian string ensembles, Trio de Moda and YEG4 (string quartet). He made his Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Alberta Baroque Ensemble solo debuts in February and March of 2016 respectively.
Aside from playing violin and viola, Clayton is fond of playing the piano and ukulele, and in his free time he may be spotted around Edmonton sipping on lattes and lifting heavy weights in the gym.