张纬晴 Rachel Cheung
张纬晴曾与世界各大乐团合作，包括香港管弦乐团、圣彼得堡爱乐乐团、耶路撒冷交响乐团、香港小交响乐团、悉尼交响乐团、伦敦室乐团、德萨斯州沃斯堡管弦乐团等；又与迪华特（Edo de Waart）、阿什肯纳齐、梵志登、斯拉特金、艾达爵士（Sir Mark Elder）、华伦-格林、麦克基根（Nicholas McGegan）等指挥大师合作。张纬晴也热衷于领奏/指挥，源于2017年她于Play-Direct Academy的指挥兼演奏经验，与巴黎室内乐团呈献贝多芬第四钢琴协奏曲，更凭此获颁评审大奖。2019年她再接再厉，与港乐合作，指挥/演奏此曲；同年获Play-Direct Academy邀请担任评审。
张纬晴曾于著名音乐厅举行独奏会，计有：巴黎罗浮宫演奏厅、汉堡易北爱乐厅、伦敦施坦威音乐厅、纽约卡内基音乐厅威尔演奏厅、多伦多烈治文山演艺中心、巴黎爱乐厅等；演艺足迹遍布美国、欧洲、亚洲各地。作为一位活跃的室内乐演奏家，曾合作的知名音乐家包括：小提琴家拉蒂卡·本田-罗森伯格、宁峰；中提琴家弗拉迪米尔·门德尔松；大提琴家杨-埃里克·古斯塔夫森（Jan-Erik Gustafasson）、李垂谊；女中音歌唱家维尔比·雷辛宁（Virpi Räisänsen）；单簧管演奏家米歇尔·勒蒂耶克（Michel Lethiec）；布兰塔诺（Brentano）弦乐四重奏及莱昂尼斯（Leonis）四重奏。
“The most sophisticated and compelling music making.” – Dallas Morning News
Pianist Rachel Cheung is hailed as “a poet, but also a dramatist” displaying “the most sophisticated and compelling music-making” (The Dallas Morning News). She won over audiences and critics alike as a finalist at the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition with “stunningly imaginative” (Musical America) interpretations marked by “flights of both beauty and virtuosity” (Theater Jones) and was awarded the Audience Prize by online vote. Also a Young Steinway Artist, she continues to build a reputation for an elegant stage presence, giving sensitive and refined performances across three continents.
Rachel has appeared with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sydney Symphony, London Chamber, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, collaborating with conductors including Edo de Waart, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jaap van Zweden, Leonard Slatkin, Sir Mark Elder, Christopher Warren-Green, and Nicholas McGegan. Rachel is also interested in play/conducting; following her Prix du Jury win at the 2017 Play-Direct Academy for her performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, she play/conducted the same concerto with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2019. She was also invited to return to the Play-Direct Academy in 2019 as a member of the jury.
She has performed in recital at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Steinway Hall in London, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts in Toronto, the Philharmonie de Paris, and in other cities across the United States, Europe, and Asia. As an active chamber musician, Rachel has worked with world-renowned musicians including violinists Latica Honda-Rosenberg and Ning Feng, violist Vladimir Mendelssohn, cellists Jan-Erik Gustafasson and Trey Lee, mezzo-soprano Virpi Räisänsen, clarinetist Michel Lethiec, the Brentano String Quartet, and Quatuor Leonis. She also enjoys community residencies and outreach events, which allow her to make a deeper connection with audiences and share her passion of storytelling through music.
Recent and upcoming highlights include concerto performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and Jaap van Zweden, National Philharmonic of Ukraine and Vitaliy Protasov, and on tour with the Asian Youth Orchestra and Joseph Bastian; two collaborations with the Hong Kong Ballet, her first experience with dance; residencies with RTHK Radio 4 and the Chamber Music Academy Heidelberger Frühling; and recitals throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Rachel was featured in the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s first live broadcast concert in July 2020, and was invited to contribute performances to StageHub, a new online concert platform connecting artists with audiences worldwide.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Rachel graduated with first class honors at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelage of Eleanor Wong, and later studied with Peter Frankl at the Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Elizabeth Parisot Prize for outstanding pianists. Additional competition honors include prizes at the Leeds, Chopin, Horowitz, Gina Bachauer, and Geneva International Piano Competitions. Her first concert DVD was released by VAIMUSIC in 2007, and her first CD, under the Alpha Omega Sound label of the Chopin Society of Hong Kong, was released in 2009. Her next recording project, a CD featuring the Chopin Preludes, will be released by IMC Music. Rachel was awarded Artist of the Year (Music) by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2019.
Rachel is also an amateur photographer; she documents her travels with her analog camera, particularly enjoying the ability to capture the character and feeling of each moment.