St Bride's: Music - Catherine Cheung – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Catherine Cheung – piano

Tuesday, 5 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Catherine Cheung – piano

R Schumann

Sonata in G minor op. 22

  i. So rasch wie möglich

 ii. Andantino. Getragen

iii. Scherzo. Sehr rasch und markiert

iv. Rondo. Presto

F Chopin

Barcarolle

S Rachmaninov

Preludes op. 23

4. in D major

5. in G minor

6. in Eb major

7. in C minor

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, Steinway Hall, Purcell Room, Louis Vuitton Maison in Bond Street, and she 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 internationally including in New Zealand, and Switzerland for the Cully Classique Festival in 2015. 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, she 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. '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 visual artists including Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Azadeh Fatehrad and James Irwin, most recently resulting in a collaborative project, 'ColLive', involving live musical performances by the Silk Street Sinfonia.

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

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 has performed at high-profile venues including Steinway Hall (London), Purcell Room (Southbank Centre), Louis Vuitton Maison, and the Royal Festival Hall. She also performed as a soloist at St. James's Palace for the Elgar Foundation, in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales, and internationally in New Zealand and Switzerland. Catherine has worked with eminent pianists including Vanessa Latarche, Peter Nagy, Dimitri Alexeev, John Lill, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Tessa Uys and Rita Wagner at the prestigious International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove.