Kitty Cheung

Violin 1

 

Born and currently based in Hong Kong, Kitty Cheung has performed around the world in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. She is the co-founder of Contrast Trio (violin-saxophone-piano) and Romer String Quartet, and violin faculty at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She was previously the Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 2011 to 2017, and taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as Ensemble-in-Residence with both her quartet and trio in 2014-15 and 2017-18 respectively. In the past she also performed in London Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and led ensembles which recorded under the labels Decca, Loft, New World and Bridge. She has given solo recitals in Germany, Vienna, UK, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and made solo appearances with orchestras including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra. She recorded broadcast performances for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Television Hong Kong.

As a chamber musician she performed at Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Toppan Hall in Japan, Sabah Art Gallery in Malaysia, Shanghai Concert Hall, Eastman School of Music and Lakes Area Music Festival in USA, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, The University of Macau, Marvao International Music Festival in Portugal, Hong Kong Week in Taiwan, Hong Kong Art Festival, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, and Hong Kong World Cultures Festival. Her string quartet enjoys many cross-genre performances in collaboration with artists ranging from dancers, choreographers, multimedia artists, and storytellers to indie rock bands. As part of a multimedia project titled 'Muted Situations', Romer performed in a pre-recorded video which featured in the Asia Triennial Manchester in the UK, Hong Kong Art Basel, and the Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival. 

Kitty holds Doctor of Musical Arts and undergraduate degrees, and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she also won prizes in excellence in teaching, excellence in chamber music and the Lecture Recital Prize. She was also appointed the Teaching Assistant of Professor Charles Castleman. Prior to that, she received Master of Music and Master in Music Performance (Guildhall Artist) degrees, both with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her teachers included Lin Yao-Ji, Ho Hong-Ying, Charles Castleman, David Takeno and Zvi Zeitlin.

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