Pui-shan Cheung (United States/Hong Kong)
Composition Lecturer

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Pui-chan teaches in:
  • English
  • Chinese

Composition/lecture areas:
  • The beauty of pipa music from ancient pipa work, "Ambush" to modern pipa work, "A Thousands Sweep" by renowned composer, Law Wing Fai;
  • The most influential dizi (bamboo flute) concerto, "Chou Kong Shan"愁空山 (Empty Mountain) by enormous Chinese Guo Wen Jing 郭文景
  • The European music influence of Qin Wen Chen 秦文琛's Suona Concerto, "The Phoenix"
  • Lecture on Chinese Instrumentation/Orchestration

Dr. Pui-shan CHEUNG is the first Hong Kong composer to be appointed as a full-time professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She has also recently been invited as the international judge of the Composium 2018 3rd Singapore International Composition Competition, the International Alliance of Women in Music (IAWM), Search for New Music Composition Competition 2015 and appointed as Hong Kong director of the Asian Young Musicians’ Connection (AYMC). Cheung has received number of awards and prizes, including the first prize in the II International Lepo Sumera Composition Contest (2006) in Tallinn, Estonia, first prize in the Italy Percussive Society Composition Competition (2013), third prize in the International Music Prize Luxembourg (2009) in Luxembourg, Libby Larsen Prize in the International Alliance for Women (2006) in Music Search for New Music by Women Composers Composition Contest, special prize in the IBLA World Competition in Italy (2005), and etc.

Described as "beautiful sounds with abrupt intrusions of jagged explosive ideas." (Peninsula Review). Her music has been performed by Gothenburg Opera Symphony Orchestra, Estonia National Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Shen Zhen Symphony Orchestra, UMKC Symphony Orchestra, HKAPA Academy Orchestra, as well as Stockholm Saxophone Quartet (Sweden), Darmstadt Trio (Germany), E-Mex Ensemble (Germany), Niew Ensemble (Amsterdam), Reconcil Ensemble (Vienna), Saxcess Saxophone Quartet (New Zealand), TIMF (Korea), Pacific Sounding Ensemble (Japan), Eighth Black-bird, Empyrean Ensemble (San Francisco), Liberace Woodwind Quintet (Kansas City), Wuji Chinese Plucked-string Music Ensemble (H.K.).

Born in Hong Kong, pui-shan received her degrees from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (B.M.), University of California, San Diego (M.A.) and University of Missouri, Kansas City (DMA). She has served as Assistant Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, currently music lecture in music composition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Her music and recording has been published by VDM-Verlag (Germany), LGNM (Luxembourg), HoneyRock (U.S.A.), Capstone (U.S.A.) and HKAPA Records.

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