Recitalist, chamber musician, soloist, accompanist, organist
Acclaimed for his 'sheer pianistic panache' and 'impressive sense of performance and flair', Hong Kong born pianist Chi-Hoi Cheung has found success at several competitions including the Brant International Piano Competition, Watford International Piano Competition, Springboard Concerto Competition, and the Coulsdon and Purley Concerto Competition. He is also a recipient of numerous awards including the Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award, Musicians' Company Doris Starke Prize, ABRSM Jardine Matheson Fund, and the Appelbe Piano Prize, as well as being one of the youngest finalists of the Musicians' Company Prince's Prize. He has performed extensively in the UK as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras. His recital appearances have taken him to Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, Steinway Hall, St James's Church Piccadilly, Birmingham Town Hall, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and Pallant House Gallery. As a concerto soloist, he has recently performed Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto with Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Dominic Grier to great critical acclaim. He is also a member of Duo Bauhinia with flautist Sirius Chau, whom will be making their debut at The Bridgewater Hall after winning the Manchester Mid-day Concert Society audition. Chi-Hoi graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music with first class honours, supported by a Croucher Foundation Hong Kong Award. An RCM Award Holder supported by a Hilary Fabian Award and a Gordon Calway Stone Memorial Scholarship, he is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Leon McCawley. He has been selected by the RCM to work with pianists including Leslie Howard, Alexander Bonduriansky, Peter Jablonski, and was also awarded a scholarship to work with Artur Pizarro and Yekaterina Lebedeva in Nafplio, Greece.
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