Steinway Artist Stephanie Cheng, in the Denver area for three performances, will listen to three piano students, and offer instructive comments to improve their performance. Everyone is welcome to attend and listen to this fascinating process!
Taiwanese-American pianist Stephanie Shih-yu Cheng has performed extensively in the U.S., France, Italy, Japan, and Taiwan to great critical acclaim. Her solo and collaborative engagements have brought her to many of the world’s major music centers, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Opera City Hall of Tokyo, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., Kravis Center in Florida, and National Concert Hall of Taipei. She has distinguished herself in several international competitions, including first prizes in the IBLA Grand Prize Competition in Italy, Kingsville International Competition, and Association of Pianists and Piano Teachers of America International Piano Competition. She was the recipient of Prix-Ville de Fontainebleau in France, which was personally presented to her by Philippe Entremont.
Recent appearances include recitals at the New York University, University of Illinois, Coastal Carolina University, Humboldt State University, University of Arkansas, SUNY Potsdam, and Youngstown State University, as well as solo engagements with the SUNY Stony Brook Symphony under Leon Fleisher, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, and Brampton Symphony Orchestra in Toronto. Stephanie frequently appears in recitals with pianist Sara Davis Buechner, including a recent collaboration at Bargemusic in New York, and is a frequent guest artist on Aperio. She has been featured on National Public Radio, WFMT in Chicago, Chicago Loop Cable Channel 25, KUHF in Houston, Radio Video Mediterraneo in Italy, Living & Travel Section of msnbc.com, and Nippon Television in Japan. Her latest collaborative CD, titled License to Thrill, was released on the Summit label in March 2013.
Stephanie Cheng’s principal teachers have been Ann Schein and Gilbert Kalish. She was a teaching assistant for Earl Carlyss at the Peabody Conservatory, where she received the coveted Rose Marie Milholland Award in Piano. Stephanie received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Much sought-after for master classes and as an adjudicator, she has produced many award-winning students in numerous competitions, such as the Young Artists Piano Showcase, American Fine Arts Festival, and Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition; those students were consequently featured in the winner’s concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Stephanie Cheng was on the faculties of City University of New York and Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and joined the faculty of American University of Kuwait as an Assistant Professor of Music in the fall of 2012. In her spare time she enjoys recreational tennis and is an avid scuba diver.
Stephanie Cheng is a Steinway Artist. Learn more on her website: stephanie-cheng.com.