Jimmy Cheung

Jimmy Cheung

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Hong Kong-born Chi Hoi Jimmy Cheung is an emerging artist with a versatile career as a performer, collaborator and educator.
An accomplished pianist, he is a laureate in numerous national and international competitions, including the MTNA Young Artist Piano Competition, Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition, and the Birmingham International Piano Competition in the United Kingdom. He has performed in major venues including Steinway Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and Austrian Cultural Forum. An equally active collaborative pianist, he performs regularly with students from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Cincinnati Starling Project, and Ball State University.

Cheung earned his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degree as a scholarship student at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Leon McCawley and Gordon Fergus-Thompson. He has participated in numerous masterclasses, working with artists including Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Robert McDonald, and Hung-Kuan Chen. Cheung was awarded the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival. He was also a full scholarship recipient at the Bowdoin Music Festival, and was recently accepted into the highly selective Pianofest in the Hamptons.

Cheung is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at CCM, who is also pursuing an Artist Diploma at the same time. His teachers include Ran Dank and James Tocco. He is a Graduate Teaching Assistant in piano and a faculty member of the CCM Preparatory Department. He also serves as the Chair of the OhioMTA State Buckeye Auditions. Upcoming projects include recordings of the complete chamber music works with piano by Frederic Chopin, and recitals at Indiana State University.


Master of Music: Royal College of Music London, 2018 (Piano performance)

Bachelor of Music (Honors): Royal College of Music London, 2016 (Piano performance)