Young Steinway Artist Rachel Cheung has received top honours at numerous prestigious competitions worldwide, most recently in June 2017 she became the winner of the Audience Award and a finalist at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. She was also a prizewinner at the 16th Leeds, the 28th Alessandro Casagrande and the 67th Geneva international piano competitions.
Cheung has collaborated with renowned orchestras including the Halle Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy, the London Chamber Orchestra with Christopher Warren-Green, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with Nicholas McGegan and Leonard Slatkin, and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra with Gábor Takács-Nagy. She also conducted and played concerto with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris at the Play-Direct Academy led by Stephen Kovacevich, where she was also awarded the Prix du Jury at the closing concert.
As an active chamber musician, Rachel has worked with world-renowned musicians such as Vladimir Mendelssohn, Dong-Suk Kang, Jan-Erik Gustafasson, Ning Feng, Trey Lee, Latica-Honda Rosenberg, Jens Peter Maintz, Virpi Räisänsen, Jian Wang, and Michel Lethiec, Bruno Canino , the Brentano String Quartet and Quatuor Leonis. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cheung graduated with First Class Honours at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Prof. Eleanor Wong, and later with Prof. Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music where she was awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists.