College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

CofC Piano Series Continues with Angela Cheng, Oct. 25

Gold Medal winner of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng will perform the second concert in the 2016-2017 season of the College of Charleston International Piano Series. Praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Cheng has performed extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. She will perform Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/50 by Haydn, Sonata no. 31 in A-flat Major, Op.110 by Beethoven and an entire second half featuring works of by Chopin.

Cheng’s many honors include the distinction of being the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition, additional first prizes at the William Kapell International Piano Competition and D’Angelo Young Artist Competition, the Medal of Excellence from the Salzburg Mozarteum for her outstanding interpretations of Mozart, and a Career Development Grant from the Canada Council. In 2010, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and cited for her life as a “concert pianist and ambassador for classical music.” Learn more about Cheng.

DETAILS:  The concert will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. General admission is $20, and admission is free for all students and College of Charleston employees. Purchase tickets online, by emailing, by calling (843) 953-6315, or at the door. 

Master classes with professional artists give piano students at the College opportunities for one-on-one instruction. Cheng will offer a master class, free and open to the public, on Wednesday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m., at the Recital Hall in the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Students from the College’s Department of Music will perform.