2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Finalist & Audience Award Winner Pianist Rachel Cheung is hailed as “a poet, but also a dramatist” displaying “the most sophisticated and compelling music-making” (The Dallas Morning News). Also a Young Steinway Artist, she continues to build a reputation for an elegant stage presence, giving sensitive and refined performances across three continents.
Rachel has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sydney Symphony, London Chamber, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras. She has also given recitals and chamber music concerts in many cities in North America, Europe, and Asia, including New York, Toronto, Paris, Hamburg and London, collaborating with world-renowned musicians including violinist Ning Feng, violist Vladimir Mendelssohn, cellists Jan-Erik Gustafasson, and the Brentano String Quartet.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rachel graduated with first class honours at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Eleanor Wong, and later studied with Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music. Rachel was awarded Artist of the Year (Music) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019. Her first international debut album Reflections, featuring the Chopin Preludes, is released by Universal Music.