St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Chi-Hoi Cheung – piano

Tuesday, 16 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Chi-Hoi Cheung – piano

L van Beethoven

Piano Sonata no. 18 in E flat major op. 31, no. 3

  i. Allegro

 ii. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace

iii. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso

iv. Presto con fuoco

R Schumann

Piano Sonata no. 1 in F sharp minor op. 11

  i. Introduzione: Un poco Adagio - Allegro vivace

 ii. Aria

iii. Scherzo: Allegrissimo - intermezzo: Lento

iv. Finale: Allegro, un poco maestoso

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, giving recitals at venues including Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room, Steinway Hall, 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. In 2015, he performed for HRH Princess Alexandra during her visit to the Queen Alexandra's House. In Hong Kong, his performance has been broadcast on Radio Television Hong Kong.

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 also been selected to participate in masterclasses with pianists including Leslie Howard, Alexander Bonduriansky, Peter Jablonski, and was awarded a scholarship to work with Artur Pizarro and Yekaterina Lebedeva in Nafplio, Greece.

Hong Kong-born Chi-Hoi Cheung is a multi-award winning pianist, who graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2016 with a first class honours Bachelor of Music. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree, studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Leon McCawley. His accolades include the RCM's Hilary Fabian Award and Gordon Calway Stone Memorial Scholarship, Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award and the Musicians' Company Doris Starke Prize. He has performed extensively in the UK, giving recitals at venues including Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room, Steinway Hall, St James's Church Piccadilly, Birmingham Town Hall, and Pallant House Gallery.