Classical Music Performance Division


ùDs Nancy Loo

~ Julie Kuok

ʱj Norman Lee

Gz Cheng Wai

Ҹ֮Q Shirley Lo

° Shum Kin Wai

os Genevieve Wong

䱶 Cedric Chan

Wong Wai

id Evelyn Chang

c Angel Lo

HE Nenki Tang

Qֶ Brian Ngai

pRR Louie Lai Lai

Kդh Dr. Timothy Li

t Beverly Leung

Tino, Maxwell

Leslie Ryang

Miyaka Suzuki


Gz CHENG, Wai
Classical Music Performance Division

Cheng Wai awarded Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2009, is a renowned pianist in Hong Kong. She is the first cohort graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and obtained a bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. She later obtained her masters degree and artist diploma in Yale University and obtained her doctoral degree from New York State University at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers include Ling Yuan, Gabriel Kwok, John Winther, Seymour Lipkin, Claude Frank, Gilbert Kalish.

Cheng Wai is a winner of the Hong Kong Young Music Performer Award of the International Year of Youth. She also won in numerous international competitions, such as Gina Bachauer Asia Region Competition, the New York Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition, Kingsville International Piano Competition, etc. Cheng Wai is an active recitalist with footsteps of her music everywhere, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in USA, Tivoli Recital Hall in Denmark, the Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, National Centre for the Performing Arts and Concert Hall in Beijing, Grand Theatre and Concert Hall in Shanghai, Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall, City Hall and Cultural Centre in Hong Kong. She was featured as a soloist with many orchestras all over the world, including the Moscow Philharmonic, New York Stony Brook Philharmonic, Denmark Odense Symphony, Yale Philharmonic, Sichuan Symphony, China Xiamen Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Macau Chinese Orchestra etc. The Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Gustave Meier, Lawrence Smith, Samuel Wong, Yip Wing-sie, Zheng Xiao-ying, Mak Ka-lok, Hu Yong-yan and Yan Hui-chang. As an active chamber musician, she has also collaborated with distinguished violinists such as Dumay from French, Lu Si-qing, Li Chuan-yun, Mira Wang Zheng-rong and Cellist Wang Jian etc.

In 2000, Cheng was featured as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto No. 1. Her notable performance also includes the symphony concert with the EOS Academy Orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in April 2009FCheng was the first Hong Kong pianist who performed at the centre. In May in the same year, she was the only pianist invited to represent Hong Kong to take part in the World Piano Conference held by Europe Piano Teacher Association in Serbia.

She is now the chairlady of the Central Conservatory of Music (HK) Foundation and currently teaching at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and has also adjudicated in numerous local and international competitions.