Taiwanese pianist Yi-Shing Cheng is a highly sought after chamber musician and vocal accompanist. Since 2014, she has been based in London, studying at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) under the tutelage of Michael Dussek. After graduating, she was invited to be Cavatina-Trio-in-Residence at RAM with her piano trio, Trio Opal. Yi-Shing has won various prizes, including the Intercollegiate Piano Trio Competition in Birmingham, Rex Stephens Prize for Accompaniment of Schumann, as well as the Wilfrid Parry Prize for performing Brahms. With her duo partner, tenor Hiroshi Amako, she was one of the winners in the RAM Patron’s Award and has given a recital at Wigmore Hall. Other notable performance highlights include the Trondheim International Chamber Music Festival, the Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival, a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3, a song concert at Wigmore Hall, a tour with her trio to Dordogne, France and many more.
Photo: Yi-Shing Cheng at Samling Artist Programme Masterclass, March 2019. Photo credit: Mark Pinder
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