CHI HOI JIMMY CHEUNG is an emerging musician with a versatile career as an educator, performer, and collaborator.
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 won the Ohio International Piano Duet and Duo Competition in 2023.
Cheung completed Doctor of Musical Arts and Artist Diploma degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where he studied with Ran Dank and James Tocco and served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Piano. His previous education was in London, United Kingdom, where he earned Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Royal College of Music as a scholarship student, studying with Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Leon McCawley. In addition, Cheung has received guidance from artists including Soyeon Kate Lee, Paul Schenly, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Jerome Lowenthal, Ursula Oppens, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Artur Pizarro. He has been selected to participate in Pianofest in the Hamptons, where he undertook exceptionally concentrated study and performed in weekly concerts in the Hamptons. He has also been awarded the Polonsky Foundation Fellowship to attend the Aspen Music Festival, and a full scholarship to attend the Bowdoin Music Festival.
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.
In the summer of 2023, Cheung accepted an invitation to join the faculty of the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio and relocated to Texas. Previous appointments include faculty positions at Xavier University and CCM. He has also mentored pre-college students at CCM Prep.