Kitty Cheung, Violin

Kitty Cheung, a native of Hong Kong, has been performing at the Lakes Area Music Festival since 2010. She is currently the Sub-Principal Second Violin of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra. She was the Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2011-2017, Associate Musician of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and has performed in the London Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in the past. She has given solo recitals in Germany, Vienna, UK, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and made solo appearances with orchestras including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra. She recorded broadcast performances for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Television Hong Kong. As a chamber musician she performed at Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall, Toppan Hall in Japan, Sabah Art Gallery in Malaysia, Shanghai Concert Hall, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, The University of Macau, Marvao International Music Festival in Portugal, Lakes Area Music Festival in USA, Hong Kong Week in Taiwan, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong Beare’s Premiere Music Festival, and Hong Kong World Cultures Festival. She has performed extensively in the past decade as the founding member of LENK Quartet (violin-clarinet-cello-piano), Romer String Quartet, and Contrast Trio (violin-saxophone-piano). She also collaborates closely with HK-based Vantage Music in many chamber concert series both locally and abroad. She and her chamber groups enjoy many cross-genre performances in collaboration with various ensembles and artists ranging from dancers, choreographers, animators, multimedia artists, and storytellers to indie rock bands. As part of a multimedia project titled ‘Muted Situations', Romer performed in a pre-recorded video which featured in the Asia Triennial Manchester in the UK, Hong Kong Art Basel, and the Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival.

As a teaching artist she taught at the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Education University of Hong Kong, and held residencies with all her chamber ensembles at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Kitty holds Doctor of Musical Arts and undergraduate degrees, the Performer’s Certificate and Orchestral Studies Diploma from the Eastman School of Music, where she also won prizes in excellence in teaching, excellence in chamber music and the Lecture Recital Prize. She was also appointed the Teaching Assistant of Professor Charles Castleman. She received Master of Music and Master in Music Performance (Guildhall Artist) degrees, both with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Kitty's major teachers included Lin Yao-Ji, Yau Sing-Yeh, Li Hou-Yi, Ho Hong-Ying, Charles Castleman, David Takeno and Zvi Zeitlin.


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