Pianist Rachel Cheung won over audiences and critics alike at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with “stunningly imaginative” (Musical America) interpretations, and was awarded the Audience Prize. Also a Young Steinway Artist, she was awarded Artist of the Year (Music) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019.
She has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sydney Symphony, London Chamber and Fort Worth Symphony orchestras, collaborating with conductors including Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaap van Zweden, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Mark Elder, Christopher Warren-Green and Nicholas McGegan. She is also interested in play/conducting; following her Prix du Jury win at the 2017 Play-Direct Academy for her performance of Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris. She play/conducted the same concerto with the HK Phil in 2019. She was invited to return to the Play-Direct Academy in 2019 as a member of the jury.
She has given recitals at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Steinway Hall in London, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, the Philharmonie de Paris, and in other cities across the US, Europe and Asia. As an active chamber musician, she has worked with violinists Latica Honda-Rosenberg and Ning Feng, violist Vladimir Mendelssohn, cellists Jan-Erik Gustafsson and Trey Lee, mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänen, clarinettist Michel Lethiec, the Brentano String Quartet and Quatuor Leonis.