St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Catherine Cheung - piano

Friday, 14 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Catherine Cheung - piano

Chopin

                 Fantasie in F minor, Op.49

                 Nocturne Op.27 No.2

Scriabin

                 Prelude & Nocturne for LH, Op.9 no.2

                 Sonata No.5, Op.53

With successes such as winning BBC Young Composer of the Year, and performing at venues such as the Purcell Room and King's Place, Catherine Cheung has established herself as both a pianist and a composer.

Catherine was a finalist in the '2nd International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Pianists'. She has performed at venues including King's Place for the ChinaNext Foundation, St. Lawrence Jewry (Guildhall, London), Steinway Hall (London), Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Louis Vuitton Maison (Bond Street), and took part in the Lang Lang Inspire scheme performing at the Royal Festival Hall. She also performed as a soloist at the State Apartments at St. James's Palace for the Elgar Foundation, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, and has had the pleasure of performing in countries such as New Zealand, and most recently Switzerland for the Cully Classique Festival. Catherine has worked with eminent pianists including Vanessa Latarche, Peter Nagy, Dimitri Alexeev, John Lill and Rita Wagner at the prestigious International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove.

Catherine has also had several successes with her compositions. In 2010, Catherine won the Purcell School Composition Competition, with the premiere of her orchestral piece 'Fragmented Expanse', performed by the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. 'Fragmented Expanse' was then chosen as a winning entry for the BBC Young Composers' Competition 2010, leading to a commission by BBC Inspire and MFY, and a Radio 3 broadcast of 'Fragmented Expanse'. In 2011, this commission, 'Alter Ego', was performed in an MFY Prom and 'Fragmented Expanse' was recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Nicholas Collon conducting. Catherine's saxophone quartet 'Suspend/Coruscate' was shortlisted at the Herne Hill Music Festival Composition Competition 2012, and was consequently chosen as the winning work. There have also been numerous collaborations with artists including Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, and most recently Azadeh Fatehrad.

Catherine was kindly supported by a Drapers' Company Award while studying at the Royal College of Music, London. Having recently graduated with a Masters in Performance degree, Catherine continues to work with Gordon Fergus-Thompson.

Future projects include collaborations with Silk Street Sinfonia, and work in composition for screen.

With successes such as winning BBC Young Composer of the Year 2010, and performing at venues such as the Purcell Room and King's Place, Catherine Cheung has established herself as both a pianist and a composer. Catherine has performed at various high profile venues including Steinway Hall (London), Purcell Room (Southbank Centre),  King's Place and Louis Vuitton Maison (Bond Street). She has also performed as a soloist at St. James's Palace for the Elgar Foundation, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, and has had the pleasure of performing internationally in New Zealand, and more recently in Switzerland for the Cully Classique Festival. Catherine has worked with eminent pianists including John Lill, Vanessa Latarche, Peter Nagy, Dimitri Alexeev and Rita Wagner at the prestigious International Musicians Seminar.

Catherine recently graduated with a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the Royal College of Music, with the support of a Drapers' Company Award.  She continues to work with Gordon Fergus-Thompson.