Manti Poon

After moving to Vancouver in 1993, Manti Poon furthered his studies on viola performance with Professor David Harding at the University of British Columbia on full scholarship. Since then he has become a much sought-after musician in British Columbia as a soloist, orchestral musician and chamber music collaborator. Apart from holding the position of principal violist with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra and the Canada West Chamber Orchestra, he also performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra, to name a few. Mr. Poon is one of the founding members of the Classical String Quartet and also performs regularly with the Vancouver Intercultural Ensemble and the Pacific Rim String Quartet on both violin and viola. Mr. Poon is on faculty at the Douglas College, the Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the Vancouver Academy of Music. He also coaches the Vancouver, Surrey and Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Poon performs on a fine viola by Paulus Pilat, 1940.