Cheng Wai, Vivian 鄭慧
Cheng Wai awarded Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2009, is a renowned pianist in Hong Kong. Among the new generation of pianists, Cheng Wai is admired for her exquisite musicianship and consummate technical ability. Her all-round performance technique proved that she has achieved mastery of different schools of music. She interprets music with her personality, disclosing her talent exhaustively. She is definitely a music artist and has been praised as a poet in music field.
She graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She later obtained her master’s degree and artist diploma in Yale University and obtained her doctoral degree from New York State University at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers include Ling Yuan, Gabriel Kwok, John Winther, Seymour Lipkin, Claude Frank, Gilbert Kalish. She is also a Steinway artist along with Lang Lang and Yundi Li.
Cheng Wai is a winner of the Hong Kong Young Music Performer Award of the International Year of Youth. She is an active recitalist with footsteps of her music everywhere, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in USA, National Centre for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre etc. She was featured as a soloist with many orchestras all over the world, including the Moscow Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta etc. The Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Gustave Meier, Lawrence Smith, Yip Wing-sie, Yan Hui Chang, Samuel Wong, Mak Ka-lok…etc.
She is now the chairlady of the Central Conservatory of Music (HK) Foundation, and currently teaching at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has also adjudicated in numerous local and international competitions.
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