Praised for his “lovely lyricism” by The Calgary Herald, Hezekiah Leung has performed throughout North America and Europe as both a soloist and as the violist of the Rolston String Quartet—the first prize winner at the Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2016.
After completing his studies as a violinist at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Stephen Shipps, Mr.Leung pursued his artist diploma on the viola with Stephen Dann and Barry Shiffman and received top prizes in the Glenn Gould Chamber Music Competition and the 74th Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Standard Life Competition. He holds degrees from Rice University and The Royal Conservatory of Music, and was part of the Fellowship Quartet in Residence at the Yale School of Music with the Rolston String Quartet. In 2020, Leung was chosen as a violist for the renowned Rebanks Family Fellowship & International Performance Residency Program in Toronto.
As a founding member of the Rolston String Quartet, in 2016 he was awarded grand prize at the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition. The quartet performed at some of the most prestigious international concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Louvre, the Kennedy Center, Koerner Hall, and Wigmore Hall. They taught at Yale School of Music, University of Toronto, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival. Mr. Leung joins the Dover Quartet in September 2022 for the 2022–23 season. Mr.Leung plays on a 2014 viola by Jürgen Manthey and a 2020 viola by Samuel Zygmuntowicz, on loan through the El Pasito Foundation.