Kitty Cheung, Violin

Born and currently based in Hong Kong, Kitty Cheung is the co-founder of Contrast Trio (violin-saxophone-piano), Romer String Quartet, and LENK Quartet (violin-clarinet-cello-piano), the Artist-in-Residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong for academic year 2022-2023. She also serves on the violin faculty at the Hong Kong Baptist University, and performs regularly as an Associate Musician of the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble. She was the Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 2011 to 2017, and was Ensemble-in-Residence with both her string quartet and trio at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She had also performed in the London Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and led ensembles which recorded under the labels Decca, Loft, New World and Bridge. 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, Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, 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 Art Festival, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, and Hong Kong World Cultures Festival. She also collaborates closely with HK-based Vantage Music in many chamber concert series for the past decade. She and her chamber groups enjoy many cross-genre performances in collaboration with various ensembles and artists ranging from dancers, choreographers, 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. 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, Qiu Xin-Yeh, Li Hou-Yi, Ho Hong-Ying, Charles Castleman, David Takeno and Zvi Zeitlin.

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