Cheng Cheng was born in Shenzhen, China and began her musical training at the age of five. She holds a graduate diploma and a master’s degree in Collaborative Piano at New England Conservatory (NEC), under the tutelage of Cameron Stowe and Jonathan Feldman.
As a collaborative pianist, she has been actively engaged in duo and chamber music performances in the United States, China and Europe. Cheng works with all voice types and instruments, as well as choirs, opera productions, and orchestras. She also plays in recording sessions, coaches singers, and works as a pianist for NEC Preparatory and Continuing Education School.
She also holds another master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Solfège of Composition Department at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She instructs students in piano, solfège, and music theory, composes and arranges work by commission, and dictates multiple-part music for individuals and organizations.
Cheng attended Académie Internationale d'Eté de Nice in Nice, France, focusing on piano accompaniment, chamber music, and piano & vocal interpretation in summer 2015; and "Poetry and Performance of German Lied" at Franz-Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria in summer 2014. She also participated in several International Sight-Singing and Ear-Training Teaching Forums, Festivals and Competitions throughout 2007-2010, and won 8 awards in a variety of sections. Previous to that, she has won 4 choir awards, 1 excellent national choir member award, and 5 piano awards on a national and international basis.
As a solfège and music theory instructor, Cheng has taught private lessons, group lessons and classes to students from different ages and musical levels, covering various aspects such as ear-training, sight-singing, rhythm, harmony, form, basic composition skills and so on. She also does commissioned compositions and arrangements, vocal/instrumental multiple-part music dictation and notation for individuals and organizations.
During these musical experiences, Cheng has worked with prestigious musicians including Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Roger Vignoles, Rudolf Jansen, Dalton Baldwin, Pierre Morabia, Frédéric Audibert, Thomas Hampson, Robert Holl, Andreas Schmidt, Christa Ludwig, Elly Ameling, Irina Vorontsova, Igor Kuznetsov, Maria Palmulli, Monique Bouvet, Joan Panetti, Yi Chen, Ian Waston, and Simon Carrington.
Her other specialties and skills include perfect pitch, choral and instrumental conducting, organ and harpsichord, a cappella arrangement and singing, music recording, and game audio design.
Cheng is now a doctoral student of Collaborative Piano at NEC and she is excited to share her love of art songs with the Boston Art Song Society.