Dr. Kitty Cheung

©Yvonne Chan & Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta
First violinist of Romer String Quartet
Co-founder of Contrast Trio (violin-saxophone-piano)
 
 

Kitty Cheung, co-founder of Romer String Quartet and Contrast Trio, and adjunct lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, she performed in over 25 countries at venues including Carnegie Hall, Barbican Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus and Wigmore Hall. She was the Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 2011 to 2017, and has worked in orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestras under the batons of Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez and Sir Colin Davis. As an ensemble leader she made recordings for Decca Label, Loft Records, New World Records and Bridge Records, of which the latter was nominated for a Latin Grammy. She has given solo recitals in Germany, Vienna, UK, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong and Shanghai, she also made solo appearances with orchestra including Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, and recorded broadcast performances for BBC Radio 3 and RTHK. An active chamber musician she performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Cho-liang Lin at the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, as well as members of major American orchestras such as the Cleveland and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestras at the Lakes Area Music Festival in the USA. She also performs with her quartet and trio in Hong Kong, Asia, America and Europe regularly.

Romer String Quartet and Contrast Trio were invited as Ensemble-in-Residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014-15 and 2017-18 respectively. Romer String Quartet was also the Associate Quartet-in-Residence at the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble¡¦s The Modern Academy. She has given masterclasses at universities and festival in USA, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia. She often gives educational workshops, including the Chamber Tots Series in Wigmore Hall, London.

Cheung holds Doctor of Musical Arts and undergraduate degrees, Performer¡¥s Certificate, and Orchestra Studies Diploma from the Eastman School of Music, where she won prizes in excellence in teaching, excellence in chamber music, Lecture Recital Prize, and was appointed as the Teaching Assistant of Professor Charles Castleman. During her doctoral studies she was invited as a soloist with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. She received Master of Music and Master in Music Performance (Guildhall Artist) degrees, both with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her major teachers included Lin Yao-Ji, Ho Hong-Ying, Charles Castleman, David Takeno and Zvi Zeitlin.
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