Christopher CHEUNG Wai-ho

Christopher CHEUNG is one of the instructors of the Academy’s Junior Music Programme. Christopher received a scholarship to study at the Academy under Professor Ray Wang. After graduating with distinction at the Academy, he went to Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary and Japan to further his studies. His Cello teachers include Prof. Csaba Onczay (Hungary/Bloomington), Prof. Maria Kliegel (Germany), Prof. Wolfgang Boettcher (Germany), Daniel Veis (Prag), Arto Noras (Helsinki), Stephen Orton, Ronald Leonard and Orlando Cole.

Christopher has been giving concerts throughout Europe and Asia. He has performed as a soloist with different Orchestra such as New Philharmonia Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Conservatory of Music Orchestra and Festival Chamber Orchestra. He played Dvorak Cello Concerto in b minor, Haydn Cello Concerto no. 1 and no. 2, Tchaikovsky Rococo Theme and Variations, Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante, and many others.

In 1998, Christopher was the principal cellist of New Philharmonia of Hong Kong playing for the opening concert of the Macau Cultural Centre. In 1999, he was invited by the Ministry of Cultural of People’s Republic of China to play with the Wuhan Symphony Orchestra. He is now the conductor of New Philharmonia Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong, Festival Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Children’s Symphony Orchestra & Yip’s Cello Symphony Orchestra.

Christopher also teaches at the Academy, Music Office and La Salle Primary School Strings & Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, his students won several major prizes in Guangdong Provincial Strings Competition, and as a result, he was given the Outstanding Teaching Award. Two years later, he brought his Cello Symphony Orchestra to take part in the National Joint Strings Invitation Concert. Christopher was again acclaimed the best teacher, as a results of superior performance given by his students.

In 2008, Christopher was spotted and reported by Swiss Tagblatt news, entitled ‘Chris Cheung from China, young talents and emerging soloist with high musical potential with a delightful concert’.