Rachel Cheung


Hong Kong
Hong Kong
27 September 1991


Special Prize for a Carnegie Weill Hall Debut Recital: Concert Artists Worldwide Debut Audition
Georges Leibenson Special Prize: 67th Geneva International Piano Competition
Award for Young Artist 2009: Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Fifth Prize: Leeds International Piano Competition

Rachel started learning piano at four years old. In 2011 she graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with a Bachelor degree studying under Professor Eleanor Wong, and gained her Master degree in 2013 with Professor Peter Frankl from the Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Elizabeth
Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists in 2012.

Rachel has appeared in prestigious international music festivals: the 9th Musical Olympus International Festival in Russia, the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland, the Miami International Piano Festival, the Golandsky Institute International Piano Festival and the Sun Valley International Piano Festival.

She has collaborated with orchestras including The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra, Bonn, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra with Edo de Waart, the Hallé Orchestra with Sir Mark Elder, the Sydney Symphony under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy and the New York Concert Artists Symphony Orchestra with Eduard Zilberkant.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in C Major K.384
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in A Major K.39

I. Intermezzo II. Intermezzo III. Intermezzo IV. Rhapsody

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Roger Smalley: Morceau de concours (2007)

I. Andante II. Prestissimo volando

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Allegro assai

II. Allegretto

III. Allegro

Maurice Ravel: Miroirs No.3 ‘Une Barque sur l’Ocean’ 

I. Allegroinquieto

II. Allegretto

III. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo

IV. Vivace 

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

I. Allegretto ben moderato

II. Allegro

III. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia

VI. Allegretto poco mosso 

I. Allegro, ma non tanto

II. Dumka: Andante con moto

III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace

IV. Finale: Allegro

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

I. Allegro

II. Romanze

III. Allegro assai 


Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante con moto

III. Rondo (Vivace)