CHI HOI JIMMY CHEUNG is an emerging musician with a versatile career as a performer, collaborator, and educator.
An accomplished pianist, Cheung is a laureate in numerous national and international competitions, including the Robert B. Beardsley Piano Prize Competition, Ohio Music Teachers Association (OMTA) Young Artist Piano Competition, Tuesday Musical Scholarship Competition, and Birmingham International Piano Competition in the United Kingdom. He has performed in major venues including Steinway Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, and the Birmingham Town Hall. An active collaborative pianist and chamber musician, Cheung has performed with students and faculties from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Cincinnati Starling Project, Arkansas State University, Indiana State University, and Ball State University. He has also performed in collaboration with pianist Angela Lau as Duo Orchid. The pair recently won the Ohio International Piano Duet and Duo Competition.
Cheung's mentors include Soyeon Kate Lee, Paul Schenly, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Artur Pizarro. He was selected to participate in Pianofest in the Hamptons, where he undertook exceptionally concentrated study and performed in weekly concerts in the Hamptons. He was also awarded the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival, and a full scholarship to attend the Bowdoin Music Festival.
Cheung is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at CCM, and a faculty of CCM Prep. He is also an Adjunct Faculty of Piano at Xavier University. Cheung serves as the Coordinator of the OMTA Junior/Senior Competitions and Liaison for the Keyboard Club of Cincinnati. An avid researcher, Cheung has presented at the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, Collegiate Symposium and the Northern Kentucky University Winter Piano Pedagogy Conference. His research won the Three Minute Thesis competition and has been featured by the Graduate School of the University of Cincinnati. Recognizing his passion for teaching and commitment to ongoing performance, Cheung is named the recipient of the Dorothy Stolzenbach Payne Scholarship by the Keyboard Club of Cincinnati.
A Hong Kong native, Cheung earned his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees as a scholarship student at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Leon McCawley and Gordon Fergus-Thompson. He recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at CCM, under the guidance of Ran Dank and James Tocco.
DMA: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Cincinnati, OH, 2022 (Piano performance)
MM: Royal College of Music London, United Kingdom, 2018 (Piano performance)
BM: Royal College of Music London, United Kingdom, 2016 (Piano performance)