Angela Cheng: Piano Master Class
Presentation and Master Class
Angela Cheng, piano
March 3, 2023 at 1:00 – 2:50 pm
Winifred Smith Concert Hall
On Friday March 3, acclaimed Canadian pianist, Angela Cheng will give a piano masterclass for CTSA Department of Music students. A major prize-winning virtuoso and Professor of Piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Cheng enjoys a full and active concert career, performing at major venues with international artists and world-class orchestras. The class is free and open to the public and will take place 1:00 - 3:00 in Winifred Smith Hall. The program will include works by Haydn, Beethoven and Beach.
Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. She has appeared as soloist with more than 100 orchestras, including the Israel Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Buffalo Philharmonic, and the symphonies of Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, St. Louis, Houston, San Diego, Indianapolis, Syracuse, Utah and Colorado. An avid recitalist, Ms. Cheng has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, including New York City, Wigmore Hall in London, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Montreal, Toronto, Taiwan, Italy and Australia. In 2012 she made her Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the Edmonton Symphony.
In 2009, at the invitation of Pinchas Zukerman, Ms. Cheng toured both Europe and China with the Zukerman ChamberPlayers. Subsequent seasons have seen multiple tours of Europe and South America with the Zukerman Trio, including performances in Paris, London, Prague, Moscow, Warsaw, Budapest, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and at the Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Verbier and Ravinia festivals.
Her many honors include a Gold Medal at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, the distinction of being the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition, and the Medal of Excellence from the Salzburg Mozarteum for her outstanding interpretations of Mozart. In 2010, she received an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta. Ms. Cheng’s many recordings include the works of Mozart, Chopin, Robert and Clara Schumann and Shostakovich, among others.
Ms. Cheng has studied with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University and Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School. She is currently on the artist faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she is the Robert R. Wheeler Professor of Piano and the recipient of the 2011-12 Excellence in Teaching Award.