Connie Luk and Christine Cheng Piano Duo Recital
Studio Bravura presents

Connie Luk and Christine Cheng Piano Duo Recital

June 2nd 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm / Doors: 6:45 pm

Unit A, 1/F, Eldex Industrial Building,, 21 Ma Tau Wai Road, Hung Hum, Hong Kong
For more information about this event, please contact Studio Bravura at xine_jan@yahoo.com.

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Connie Luk and Christine Cheng plays two piano repertoires at a cozy setting. Come and have a nice drink and listen to a programme which includes classic pieces as well as fun, newly composed pieces. All welcomed. 

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Connie Luk and Christine Cheng plays two piano repertoires at a cozy setting. Come and have a nice drink and listen to a programme which includes classic pieces as well as fun, newly composed pieces. All welcomed. 

Connie Luk

Connie Luk received her Bachelor of Art with Honours majoring in Music from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she studied piano with Mr. Raymond Young and vocal with Ms. Chan Siu-Kwan.She then went to London for a further study in 2013 and has received her Masters of Performance in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, principal in piano accompaniment, where she studied with Pamela Lidiard.

Connie has been in several competitions including receiving a recommendation award in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Piano Accompaniment Prize, second prize at Cheltenham Bach Choir singing competition with Sylwia Stepien, soprano and as the selected candidate in both 8th and 9th Concours International De Chant-Piano Nadia Et Lili Boulanger in Paris, France.In 2016 summer, she received a scholarship from the Franz-Schubert-Institut for their Master Course in Baden bei Wien, Austria.She has received coaching and master classes from Graham Johnson, Julius Drakes, Roger Vignoles, Helmut Deutsch, Martin Katz, Iain Burnside, Eugene Asti and many more. 

Currently based in London, Connie is actively performing in UK as both collaborative pianist and orchestral pianist including with University of London Symphony Orchestra and Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. Performance appearance was included at the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Wigmore Hall, Talent Unlimited Music Futures Festival and manymore.She has also worked as a repetiteur with the British Youth Opera in 2015 summer and with Ormond Opera in their latest Carmen production.

As a multi-art enthusiast, Connie is eager to develop classical music performance in new ways.  She created song-in-theatre productions and worked as both director and pianist including Cabaret Girls and The Girl who Grew Up, both featured in Song in the City, and was enthusiastically received.

Christie Cheng

Christine received her piano training since the age of nine and was awarded the LTCL diploma from the Trinity College (London) when she was 16. Her previous teachers include Yeung Sud-On, Leung Mei, and Tino Maxwell. She graduated from the Department of Music and Fine Arts in Hong Kong Baptist University, where she studied first under Hung Chong and later with Raymond Young. Upon graduation, she was invited to perform and be interviewed in the “Young Music Makers” on RTHK4, as well as the guest pianists in the Christmas concert of the Hong Kong Bach’s Choir.

In 2005 Texas State University-San Marcos Christine graduated as Master of Music (Piano Performance). There she was awarded the Genevieve B. Hawkins Piano Accompanying Scholarship for her excellent achievement as a vocal/ opera accompanist.

Christine never stops to improve herself and to keep up with the new developments in piano playing. She took a big step in 2015, quitting her job and enrolling into Royal College of Music for the Master degree course of Contemporary Piano Performance under Professor Andrew Ball the former head of keyboard department. At RCM Christine concentrates on performing the latest piano works that include extended techniques, multimedia collaborations, and electronic music.

After returning to her home town, Christine actively appears in numerous concerts as instrumental accompanists and contemporary piano music soloist. Recent engagement include 'Two Flutes in Recital' series with flutist Alecx Chung (Hong Kong), Caterina Stocchi (Italy) and Christina Han (USA). She is also one of the founding member of the 8-hands piano quartet group '8ight' and the group just finished their debut concert in 2018 January, Taipei. 

In 2018, Christine co-founded 'Project M0Ch3' with flutist Stephen Lee, together they launched two instalments of 'Contemporary Sound' recital series which aim to promote new music from around the world to Hong Kong audiences. Dozens of new works had been premiered by the duo already and positive feedbacks are the major source of drive that keep it going.