Kitty Cheung, violin


Kitty Cheung is a member of Contrast Trio, first violinist of Romer String Quartet, and violin faculty at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She served as the Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 2011 to 2017.

In the past she performed in London Symphony Orchestra and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and led ensembles which had made recordings for Loft Records, New World Records and Bridge Records. In 2017 she was invited as guest concertmaster at the Hong Kong – Vienna Music Festival.

She has given solo recitals in Germany, Vienna, UK, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and made solo appearances with orchestras including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra. She recorded broadcast performances for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Television Hong Kong.

An active chamber musician she performed at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Toppan Hall in Japan, Sabah Art Gallery in Malaysia, Eastman School of Music in USA, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, The University of Macau, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, Marvao International Music Festival in Portugal, “Lakes Area Music Festival” in USA, and “Hong Kong Week” in Taiwan.

She gave masterclasses in various festivals and universities in USA, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Romer String Quartet and Contrast Trio were invited as Ensemble-in-Residence of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014-15 and 2017-18 respectively. Romer String Quartet was also the Associate Quartet-in-Residence at the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble’s The Modern Academy.

Kitty holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she was appointed the Teaching Assistant of Professor Charles Castleman, and won prizes in excellence in teaching, excellence in chamber music and the Lecture Recital Prize. Prior to that, she received Master of Music and Master in Music Performance (Guildhall Artist) degrees, both with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her teachers included Lin Yao-Ji, Ho Hong-Ying, Charles Castleman, David Takeno and Zvi Zeitlin.