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James Cheung


James Cheung is a pianist working in the field of chamber music with a leaning towards Lieder. This season has seen James at the Banff centre of the arts in Canada where he heads the song component of the operatic Summer programme as well as on a critically acclaimed tour with German baritone Christian Gerhaher at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Dusseldorf Tonhalle.

This season James appears at the Oxford Lieder Festival and at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Alison Rose. He will perform chamber music in Munich with Maximilian Hornung and Gerold Huber, as well as giving recitals at the Banff Centre in Canada. Upcoming projects include recitals in the U.S with baritone Elliot Madore, Janacek’s ‘Diary of One Who Disappeared’ with Russell Thomas, directed by Joel Ivany, further tours with Christian Gerhaher and participation in his recordings of the complete songs of Schumann for Sony Classical, as well as festival appearances in the UK and Europe.

As an accompanist he has performed numerous times at Wigmore Hall with Benjamin Appl, Jonathan McGovern and Anna Huntley. James has appeared throughout the UK with sopranos Raphaela Papadakis and Alison Rose, and performs regularly in recitals with singers including Ian Bostridge, Joan Rodgers, Elizabeth Watts, Ruby Hughes, Marcus Farnsworth and Katherine Broderick and chamber music with artists such as Maximilian Hornung and Lawrence Power.

James Cheung has recorded for BBC radio 3 in live broadcasts and has appeared on live BBC television. He can also be heard as the pianist on the soundtrack to Harry Potter and The Cursed Child currently playing in the West End.

James studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Moscow Conservatoire.

Last updated: Jul 2019