Shostakovich - Symphony No. 9
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6
Conductor - Justin Doyle
Past leader of the University of London Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong-born violinist Kitty Cheung gave her solo recital debut at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre at the age of 15. She has performed in over 25 countries throughout Asia, South Africa, Europe, North and South America, and has appeared as a soloist with Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Medical Association Orchestra and Greece Symphony Orchestra in Rochester NY. She has also performed in many broadcasts worldwide such as BBC radio 3, and was featured in the RTHK Radio 4 programme “Young Music Makers”.
Kitty has performed in the London Symphony Orchestra under the LSO String Experience Scheme, New York String Orchestra in Carnegie Hall and Hong Kong Sinfonietta in La Folle Journée Festival, Tokyo and Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, China. Also an active chamber musician, she enjoys giving recitals and leading educational workshops with her chamber ensembles in various concert venues such as Chamber Tots in Wigmore Hall, as well as community projects in many schools, hospitals and elderly homes.
Kitty began her violin studies at the Hong Kong Yip’s Children’s Choral and Performing Arts Centre with Qui Xing-Ye, Li Hao-Yee, Ho Hong-Ying, and Professor Lin Yao-Ji from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She later gained her Bachelors degree with high distinction under the tutelage of Professor Charles Castleman at the Eastman School of Music, where she was also awarded the John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music and Performer’s Certificate. She is now studying with Professor David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She completed her Masters degree with distinction, and is currently continuing with her Master in Music Performance (Guildhall Artist) degree with the generous support of the Edwin Evans Award. She is a recipient of many scholarships including the Hong Kong Bernard Van Zuiden Music Fund awarded by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and a winner in many competitions.