Young Steinway Artist Rachel CHEUNG was recipient of the Audience Award and finalist at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition 2017, Fifth Prize at the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, Second Prize and Schubert Prize at the 28th Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition, Italy, 2008, and Georges Leibenson Prize in the 67th Geneva International Piano Competition, 2012. Rachel made her Carnegie Weill Hall Debut Recital in 2018.
Hailed for her “silken tone, subtle sense of color and stunningly imaginative rendering” by the Musical America, Rachel made her debut at the City Hall Hong Kong and Uruguay through the sponsorship of the Hong Kong Chopin Society. In 2005, she performed a solo recital at the 33rd Hong Kong Arts Festival as the youngest soloist ever of the festival. She was invited to perform in the ‘Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Vladimir Horowitz Concert’ in Kiev, and concert tours of United States for two consecutive years. Rachel has also appeared in many prestigious music festivals including the 9th Musical Olympus International Festival, Russia, The International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland, Virtuosos of Planet 2006 in Kiev, Ukraine, The Festival Transeuropéennes in Rouen, France, Miami International Piano Festival, the Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival and the Sun Valley International Piano Festival. She has also performed at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, the Steinway Hall in London, the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto and the Philharmonie de Paris.
She has collaborated with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with Edo de Waart and Jaap van Zweden, the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, the Sydney Symphony with Vladimir Ashkenazy, the NYCA Symphony Orchestra with Eduard Zilberkant, the London Chamber Orchestra with Christopher Warren-Green, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra with Gábor Takács-Nagy and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin and Nicholas McGegan. In 2017, Rachel conducted and played Beethoven fourth piano concerto with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris at the Play-Direct Academy led by Stephen Kovacevich, where she was also awarded the Prix du Jury at the closing concert.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rachel graduated with First Class Honours at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Prof. Eleanor Wong, and later with Prof. Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music where she was awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists.
Prelude, Fugue et Variation in B minor Op. 18
Preludes no. 15 and no. 16, from Op 28
Nocturne no.6 in D flat major, Op 63
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