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Hong Kong Pianist Rachel Cheung Performs For Steinway Society, May 8

Rachel was awarded Musical Artist of the Year by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019.

Hong Kong Pianist Rachel Cheung Performs For Steinway Society, May 8

Pianist Rachel Cheung has won over audiences and critics alike as a finalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with interpretations marked by, and was awarded the Audience Prize by online vote. A Young Steinway Artist, she continues to build a reputation for an elegant stage presence, giving sensitive and refined performances in leading concert halls across three continents.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rachel graduated with first class honors at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Eleanor Wong, and later studied with Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists. Additional competition honors include prizes at the Leeds, Chopin, Horowitz, Gina Bachauer, and Geneva International Piano Competitions.

Her first concert DVD was released by VAIMUSIC in 2007, and in 2009, she released her first CD, under the Alpha Omega Sound label of the Chopin Society of Hong Kong. Her next recording project is a CD featuring the Chopin Preludes.

Rachel was awarded Musical Artist of the Year by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019.

THE PROGRAM:

Haydn, Fantasia in C Major, Hob. XVII:4

Haydn, Andante and Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6

Beethoven, Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110

1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

2. Allegro molto

3. Adagio ma non troppo

4. Fuga - Allegro ma non troppo

INTERMISSION

Maurice Ravel, Miroirs

1. Noctuelles

2. Oiseaux tristes

3. Une barque sur l'océan

4. Alborada del gracioso

5. La vallée des clocheso

Chopin, Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22

See Rachel Cheung's Program Notes here: https://steinwaysociety.com/concerts/2021-2022-program-notes/#cheung22-program-notes

Steinway Society - The Bay Area is a non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley which presents and promotes excellence in classical piano music. Now in its 25th season, this dedicated group of musicians, pianists, teachers and arts lovers presents a series of classical piano concerts featuring international award-winning pianists, as well as a community outreach and in-school program.

Learn more at https://steinwaysociety.com/.



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