Chi-Hoi Cheung

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Royal College of Music

Acclaimed for 'a sheer pianistic panache', 'impressive sense of performance and flair', Hong Kong born pianist Chi-Hoi Cheung is the prizewinner of several competitions including the Brant International Piano Competition, Springboard Concerto Competition and the Coulsdon and Purley Concerto Competition. He is also a recipient of numerous awards including the Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award, Musicians' Company Doris Starke Prize, ABRSM Jardine Matheson Fund, Frances Knowles Trophy, and the Appelbe Piano Prize, as well as being one of the youngest finalists of the Musicians' Company Prince's Prize.

He has performed extensively in the UK, giving recitals in the Steinway Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, St Stephen’s Church, St John's Waterloo, Birley Centre, Aylesbury Parish Church and St Giles in the Fields Church, to name a few. In 2015, he performed for HRH Princess Alexandra during her visit at the Queen Alexandra House. Back home in Hong Kong, his performance has been broadcasted on the RTHK. Upcoming engagements include a concerto performance with the Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra, and a recital at the Pallant House Gallery.

Chi-Hoi graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music with first class honours, supported by a Croucher Foundation Hong Kong Award. An RCM Award Holder supported by a Hilary Fabian Award and a Gordon Calway Stone Memorial Award, he is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Leon McCawley. He has also been selected on numerous occasions to work with eminent musicians such as Leslie Howard, Alexander Bonduriansky and Peter Jablonski.