Cheng to present solo recital Pianist Angela Cheng will present a solo recital Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts on The University of South Dakota campus.
The recital will feature works by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin and Schumann.
On Thursday, Oct. 8, Cheng will coach USD students in a piano master class, to be held in Colton Recital Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. Both events are free and the public is invited to attend.
Cheng has received enthusiastic acclaim throughout North America and abroad for her remarkable technique, tonal beauty and insightful musicianship as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has emerged as an important young artist embarking on a major career.
She has appeared as a soloist with many symphony orchestras including the Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Houston, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Utah, Edmonton, Victoria, National Arts Centre, the Israel Philharmonic, and many others.
She has presented recitals in New York, London, Salzburg, Toronto, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Montreal, and St. Louis. For her outstanding interpretations of Mozart, she received the Medal of Excellence at the Mozarteum in Salzburg in 1991. Her debut recording of two Mozart concerti with Mario Bernardi and the CBC Vancouver Orchestra received glowing reviews.
Other CDs include Clara Schumann's Concerto in A Minor with JoAnn Falleta and the Women's Philharmonic, and selected works of Clara and Robert Schumann produced by the CBC in January, 1995.
Cheng is a former student of Sascha Gorodnitzki at the Juilliard School and Menahem Pressler at Indiana University. She is currently on the faculty of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Next year she and her husband will move to Oberlin, OH, where they will both serve on the Oberlin Conservatory faculty.