Catherine Cheung | 张瑛瑶

Pianist | Composer

Catherine Cheung is a pianist, composer and teacher based in London

Busy few weeks + Cully Classique

It's been a busy few weeks since I last posted! I've been balancing performing, composing, teaching and planning exciting new things with Bea (for 'Cat & Bea'). 

Firstly, I handed in a submission for the 'Waterloo Festival Short Film Score Composition Competition 2015'. The brief was to write for a short 6 mins film that was made exclusively for the competition and it was such a blast to write for it. Boy what a challenge, but I learned so much from it, and it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone when it came to the style of composition that was required. 

Following that, I placed most of my attention on preparing for two 'Contemporary Music in Action' concerts that took place at the RCM. As talked about it in one of my older posts I collaborated with two composers, Nicola Monopoli and Alistair Robertson, playing with a different violinist for each piece, Laure Massoni and Julian Fish (respectively). Again, the pieces were challenging and pushed me to my limits. There are complete recordings of both performances which I might put on Soundcloud, but for now here is a snippet from Alistair's piece 'Duet'.

Meanwhile, having been nominated by Vanessa Latarche (Head of Keyboard at the RCM), I'm pleased to announce it has been confirmed I will be attending the CULLY CLASSIQUE FESTIVAL in Cully, Switzerland from 19-28th June. I will be taking part in the Vis-à-Vis project, in which musicians collaborate and perform together specialising in contemporary music. This is integrated with the 'Students Crossroads' project, so I will be working with other musicians from top conservatoires in Europe.

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