Anthony Cheung, viola

AnthonyAnthony, the mutated carbon copy of his twin brother, Alex, (According to my parents, the result of a “Buy-One-Get-One-Free” coupon at K-Mart) grew up watching his older brother and sister playing musical instruments. Inspired to make lots of noise and not get in trouble for it, he gravitated towards the piano and violin. In his teens, he discovered the endless opportunities that playing the viola had to offer (Due to an eternal shortage of violists), and accidently fell in love with the sound.

After high school, Anthony realized he was too lazy to do anything else and made his way over to the University of Michigan, where he was accredited with wasting numerous hours (And other students’ as well) hanging out in practice rooms (Man, those were fun times!). During his junior year, his passion for the martial arts led him to study Movement Science (It’s a subset of Kinesiology, the study of human movement. No one, including myself, ever seems to know what it is…) on hopes that if he could understand how to heal people, he would know how to utterly destroy them (Anthony SMASH!). However, upon discovering that he would not be the next Bruce Lee, due to rude awakenings in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate classes (Epiphany #1: I’m the world’s worst fighter & Epiphany #2: I’m the world’s worst fighter), he somehow managed to receive a dual degree in Viola Performance and Movement Science (*Scratches head*).

“…if he could understand how to heal people, he would know how to utterly destroy them (Anthony SMASH!).” Anthony is a personal trainer certified by the American Council on Exercise and will probably win the award for “Laziest Trainer”, if such an accolade exists. He desperately needs a GPS-device in orchestras to figure out where he is and is notorious for never following his own bowings (Or the notes, for that matter…). Somewhere along the way, he miraculously stumbled upon a few awards at local, national, and international competitions and he thanks his previous teachers (Kurt Sassmanshaus, Yizhak Schotten, and Dave Harding) for having endless patience with him. By default, he is one of the founding members of Infinitus. (Wow. It sure is weird to talk about yourself in the third person…)

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