Pius Cheung

Pius Cheung's Biography

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 one of the most important percussionists of his generation. He has presented solo recitals at Carnegie Hall; The Kennedy Center; National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China; National Theater & Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan; and Kyoto Art Center in Kyoto, Japan as well as at music festivals around the globe such as the Usedom Music Festival (Germany), Manchester Music Festival (United States), Hong Kong Arts Festival, Taiwan International Percussion Convention, Chiapas International Marimba Festival (Mexico), Drum Fest (Poland), Percussion Plus Festival (Denmark), Italy Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Festival, Osaka Percussion Festival (Japan) and Shenyang International Percussion Festival (China).

Mr. Cheung is one of the most sought-after composers for percussion of his time. His works include "Allegro Brutale" for solo marimba, commissioned by Dame Evelyn Glennie; "Heaven and Earth," a 20 minute tone poem for the Ju Percussion Group; and a marimba concerto for the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Furthermore, Mr. Cheung frequently serves as a judge at national and international competitions and presents master classes at renowned institutions such as The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Conservatoire de Paris, Toho Gakuen School of Music (Chofu, Japan) and Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China).

Mr. Cheung endorses Yamaha, Zildjian and Remo as well as Innovative Percussion, who produces his signature mallet series. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the Percussion Area at the University of Oregon.

Pius Cheung's Gear
Pius Cheung

Gear List

YM-6100 YM-5100A