Cheng Hoi Ching Cherry 鄭海晴, Percussion
Cherry CHENG Hoi-ching is currently a third-year music student at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), majoring in percussion under the tutelage of Mr. Louis Siu.
As an active percussionist, Cheng has collaborated with various orchestras including the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, the Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Gustav Mahler Orchestra, the SAR Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra, and has worked as timpanist for orchestras including the China Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Cordiality HK. With the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, Cheng toured Bangkok and Shenzhen for recording and performances. She has also received guidance with world-renowned orchestral percussionists/timpanists and solo artists including Eriko Daimo, Jean Geoffroy, Ludwig Albert, Don Liuzzi, Chris Williams, Brian Calhoon, Jeff Stern and Lider Chang. In 2017, Cheng participated in the 12th Keiko Abe International Marimba Academy at the Toho Gauken School of Music (Tokyo, Japan), in which she studied marimba with Keiko Abe and members of Tchiki Duo.
Cheng is currently a percussionist of the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, the Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Chung Chi Orchestra and the Chung Chi Wind Orchestra.
Apart from music, Cheng has also shown her excellence in visual arts and graphic design. Cheng has previously studied visual arts technique with Mr. Clement Yeung and obtained Advance I Visual Arts Certificate with Merit from CARAN d’ACHE of Switzerland at the age of 14. In 2018, she received Gold Award (Adult’s Division) in Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” Painting Competition jointly held by What Cheer Studio and the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia. Cheng currently works as freelance graphic designer and was invited to design publications for concerts held by the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, Toolbox Percussion, the Chung Chi Orchestra, the Chung Chi Wind Orchestra, the Chung Chi Choir, ensembles and graduating students from the CUHK Music Department and various individuals.