Marimba Soloist and Percussionist
Hailed by the New York Times as “deeply expressive” for his groundbreaking recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on solo marimba, Pius Cheung is widely known as a one of the most important percussionists of his generation. He has presented solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), National Concert Hall (Taipei), Kyoto Arts Center (Japan), Usedom Music Festival (Germany), Manchester Music Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Taiwan International Percussion Convention, Drum Fest (Poland), Percussion Plus Festival (Denmark), Italy PAS Festival and Osaka Percussion Festival.
He is one of the most sought-after composers for percussion today. His latest works include Allegro Brutale, commissioned by Dame Evelyn Glennie, and Princess Chang Ping, a marimba concerto commissioned by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
Furthermore, Mr. Cheung frequently serves as a judge at national and international competitions, as well as presents masterclasses at renowned institutions such as the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Amsterdam Conservatory, Paris Conservatory, Toho Gakuen (Japan) and Beijing Central Conservatory.
Mr. Cheung endorses Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo, and Innovative Percussion, which produces his signature mallet series. Mr. Cheung is currently Chair of the Percussion Area at the University of Oregon.