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Angela Cheng

 

 

 

Angela Cheng | Juror

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Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Annapolis Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Flint Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Orchestra London, Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais/Brazil, Saint Louis Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the Israel Philharmonic. In the spring of 2012, Ms. Cheng made her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut with the Edmonton Symphony. She also appeared at the prestigious Salzburg Festival in a recital with Pinchas Zukerman during the summer of 2012. Highlights of the 2015/2016 season include return performances with the symphonies of Vancouver, Edmonton, Wheeling, and Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais/Brazil. In March 2016, Ms. Cheng will perform the complete Beethoven Concerti cycle with the Victoria Symphony. In 2009, at the invitation of Pinchas Zukerman, Ms. Cheng toured both Europe and China as a member of the Zukerman Chamber Players, and as Mr. Zukerman’s collaborative pianist. She joined them again in the spring of 2010 for a U.S. tour, which included concerts at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the 92nd Street Y in New York. Subsequent seasons have seen multiple tours of Europe and South America, including performances at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the Schleswig-Holstein and Ravinia festivals. With Mr. Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, Ms. Cheng, as a member of the Zukerman Trio, made her debuts in 2013 at the Verbier, Edinburgh, Miyazaki, St. Petersburg/Stars of the White Nights and Enescu/Romania Festivals. The Zukerman Trio will continue touring in the 2015/2016 season with performances in Australia, Asia, South America, Europe, and the U.S., including a performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York. In March 2016, Ms. Cheng will return to Wigmore Hall in London for a collaborative recital with Mr. Zukerman. An avid recitalist, Angela Cheng appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada and has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including the Takács, Colorado, and Vogler quartets. Solo recitals during the 2015/2016 season include Melbourne, Australia; the Chamber Music Society of Detroit; the Vetta Chamber Music Series in Vancouver; the Cecilian Concert Series (Regina, Saskatchewan); and return appearances at Virtuosi Concerts in Winnipeg and the Art Spring Concert Series in Salt Spring Island. Ms. Cheng has made festival appearances at Banff, Bravo! Vail, Chautauqua, Colorado, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia, Vancouver, the Festival International de Lanaudière in Quebec, Masterworks Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Cartegena International Music Festival in Colombia.

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