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Pui-shan CHEUNG is prize winner of many international and national composition competitions. She is currently director of the Asian Young Musicians' Connection (Hong Kong).

She has recently been appointed as an international judge for the International Women in Music (IAWM) - Search for New Music Competition.  Her Mixed-ensemble piece, "Solar Contemplation II" has recently received the Global Music Award in the States, her orchestral work, “Dai Pai Dong” has recently been selected in the ABLAZE Records Orchestral Master Volume 3 disc in 2015, and her percussion quartet, “The Five Metals” has received the first prize at the Italy Percussion Society Composition Competition (2013) and will be published by the Honey Rock Presser in 2015.  Besides that her recent Chinese music ensemble work, "Solar Contemplation"  will be published in the Image of Dunhuang DVD and music Collection by the Wuji Ensemble in 2015.

Described as "beautiful sounds with abrupt intrusions of jagged explosive ideas." (Peninsula Review).  Her music has been performed by Gothenburg Opera Symphony Orchestra, Estonia National  Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Shen Zhen Symphony Orchestra, UMKC Symphony Orchestra, HKAPA Academy Orchestra, as well as Stockholm Saxophone Quartet (Sweden), Darmstadt Trio (Germany), Niew Ensemble (Amsterdam), Reconcil Ensemble (Vienna), Saxcess Saxophone Quartet (New Zealand), TIMF (Korea), Pacific Sounding Ensemble (Japan), Eighth Black-bird, Empyrean Ensemble (San Francisco), Liberace Woodwind Quintet (Kansas City), Wuji Chinese Plucked-string Music Ensemble (H.K.) and etc.

Pui-shan has received number of awards and prizes, including the first prize at the Italy Percussion Society Composition Competition, the first prize in the II International Lepo Sumera Composition Contest in Tallinn, Estonia, third prize in the International Music Prize Luxembourg in Luxembourg, Libby Larsen Prize in the International Alliance for Women in Music Search for New Music by Women Composers Composition Contest, special prize in  the IBLA World Competition in Italy, first prize in the University of Missouri, Kansas City (UMKC), Orchestral Composition Competition, first prize in the UMKC Chamber Music Composition Competition and two regional prizes in the SCI/ASCAP Composition Commission Program as well as  the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong Composition Scholarship for Overseas Studies, and the Lee hyson Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council for her graduate studies in United States.  She has held residency at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts and Wuji Chinese-plucked Music Ensemble.

She also served as adjudicator in the National PTA Reflections Composition Competition in Kansas City, Missouri, “Arnold Schoenberg Project” in Beijing Modern Music Festival, The International Rostrum of Composers” in Lisbon, Portugal, “Spotlight on Young Musicians Platform”, sponsored by the Hong Kong Art Development Council at HKAPA and the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd.)  Artistic Excellence Award, Music Composition Contest.

Born in Hong Kong, pui-shan received her degrees from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (B.M. (hons), University of California, San Diego (M.A.) and University of Missouri, Kansas City (DMA).  Her major teachers included the Grawemeyer awards winner Chinary Ung, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, James Mobberley, Law Wing Fai and electronic music with Clarence Mak.

She has served as Assistant Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, currently serve as co-director for the Hong Kong Composers’ Guild, lecturer at HKAPA and guest lecturer at HKIEd.  She is also the Hong Kong representative of the Asian Musicians Connection.

Her music and recording has been published by VDM-Verlag (Germany), LGNM  (Luxembourg), Capstone (U.S.A.), Honey Rock (U.S.A.), Music and Performing Arts International Festival Journal (Thailand)  and HKAPA Records.

Dr. Cheung has done extensive research in Chinese traditional music and Chinese Philosophy.  Her music is sensitive and effective, and contains with full of Chinese Spirit and inspirations.

Recent Events
Asian Young Musicians' Connection
@ The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Oct.23: Concert@Recital hall, 6:30pm)
Asian Young Musicians' Connection
@ The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (Oct.23: Concert@Recital hall, 6:30pm)
Asian Young Musicians' Connection
@ The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art (Oct. 22 Master class (a.m./p.m. TBC))
Asian Young Musicians' Connection
@ The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art (Oct. 22 Master class (a.m./p.m. TBC))
Asian Young Musicians' Connection
Asian Young Musicians' C ...
@ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Oct. 20:workshop 4-6pm; concert 7:30-9pm )
Asian Young Musicians' Connection
@ The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Oct. 20:workshop 4-6pm; concert 7:30-9pm )

Asian Young Musicians' Connection

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Tsang Shiu Tim Arts Hall

October 20, 2015

workshop 4-6pm; concert 7:30-9pm

ISCM-Musicarama 2015
Global Symphony Orchestr ...
@ Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall (May 30 @ 8:oopm)
ISCM-Musicarama 2015
@ Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall (May 30 @ 8:oopm)

Global Symphony Orchestra

"Dai Pai Dong"

Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

May 30 @ 8:oopm

Deutschlandfunle Music Festival
Voice-coloured Dance (20 ...
@ Cologne, Germany (April 18, 2015@9pm)
Deutschlandfunle Music Festival
@ Cologne, Germany (April 18, 2015@9pm)

Voice-coloured Dance (2012)

for flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, cello and piano

 

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Exploring the World-Brazil/Hong Kong
Voice-coloured Dance (20 ...
@ Vienna Music University (April 16, 2015)
Exploring the World-Brazil/Hong Kong
@ Vienna Music University (April 16, 2015)

Voice-coloured Dance (2012)

for flute, clarinet in Bb, violin, cello and piano

Musicarama 2014
"Emptiness" for PIano Du ...
@ Nov., 2014
Musicarama 2014
@ Nov., 2014

"Emptiness" for PIano Duo

Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
Solar Contemplation II ( ...
@ Concert Hall, HKAPA (Sep. 13, 2014)
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble
@ Concert Hall, HKAPA (Sep. 13, 2014)

Solar Contemplation II (World Premiere)

Chinese Orchestra Conducting Music Competition
Presentation of Doming L ...
@ Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Sheng Wan (April 21@2pm)
Chinese Orchestra Conducting Music Competition
@ Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Sheng Wan (April 21@2pm)

Presentation of Doming Lam, "Insect World"

Cathy Wong & Friends
Flying Fragrance (2014) ...
@ Concert Hall, HKAPA (April 11, 2014)
Cathy Wong & Friends
@ Concert Hall, HKAPA (April 11, 2014)

Flying Fragrance (2014) for pipa solo

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