38. Paul Cheung
Etude No. 3, Op. 65
Sonata in E flat major, K. 282 I.
Hungarian Rhapsody 15
Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op.36
Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 I.
Paul Cheung is one of Australia’s most promising young pianists. He is a student of Tamara Anna Cislowska, and also completed a postgraduate diploma (collaborative piano) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music studying with David Miller AM, where he received multiple scholarships.
Paul has had considerable success as a solo pianist, having won prizes at a variety of competitions and eisteddfods. He has performed a number of concerti including Rachmaninoff’s 2nd (NSW youth orchestra), Beethoven's "Emperor" (North Sydney symphony orchestra), and has been engaged to perform Rachmaninoff’s 3rd, Liszt’s 1st, and the Mozart two-piano concerto with Leanne Jin. He has also performed the Mozart three-piano concerto with the Sydney Symphony, as well as the Beethoven triple concerto. Paul is also in high demand as a chamber pianist and accompanist, having won the inaugural David Miller award. He is a casual staff member with the Sydney Conservatorium of music (collaborative piano), an associate artist for the Rising Stars program, and an official accompanist for the Sydney Eisteddfod. He has performed solo, concerto, chamber, and orchestral repertoire in a variety of venues across Australia and New Zealand, as well as Brazil, including the Concert Hall and Utzon Room of the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, and the Sydney Town Hall, working with musicians from the SSO fellowship and the SSO. He has participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s chamber players program as well as the July season, and has performed with Momentum Ensemble.
Aside from piano-playing, Paul is also interested in mathematics. In 2008, he was a silver medallist at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Madrid. In mid 2012, he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (advanced mathematics), with first class honours and the university medal, majoring in pure maths.