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  • Anthony Cheung
    Anthony Cheung, viola, graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.M. in Viola Performance and a B.S. in Movement Science.  Previous teachers include Kurt Sassmanshaus, Yizhak Schotten, and Dave Harding. He is currently on faculty at the Saint James Music Academy, the Thrive City String Academy/Thrive City String Boot Camp, and the Young Artist Experience. Anthony is a personal trainer, certified by the American Council on Exercise, and is one of the founding members of Infinitus, an innovative string trio.

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    Akemi Mercer
    Canadian violinist Akemi Mercer has performed all over the world as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra player. Prize-winner in the Canadian Music Competition, Akemi has appeared as soloist with the Toronto, Oakville and Etobicoke Orchestras. She has been a member of the award-winning Gemini and Ebony String Quartets, the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Academy. Since March 2008, Akemi is a permanent member of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, now Associate Principal Second violin, under Paavo Jarvi. Along with her orchestral playing, Akemi is member of the Alighieri Quartet, the Frankfurt String Sextet and is a leading member of Frankfurt Strings, a string orchestra made from members of the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra. A regular return visitor to Canada Akemi played most recently as guest concertmaster with the National Ballet Orchestra, gave a performance with her sister Rachel Mercer of Brahms' Double Concerto, and a 9th concert of a Haydn trio cycle with the Mercer-Oh Trio for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society.

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