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Collaborative Pianist Biography: Leona Cheung

Leona Cheung is a Boston-based Collaborative Pianist. She joined MIT Women's Chorale in September 2018. 

As an experienced choral pianist, she has been working with many distinguished choral groups, conductors and singers in this profession, in which she plays in many rehearsals and performances. Leona has collaborated with Maestro Helmuth Rilling and SingFest Hong Kong in choral-orchestral projects in 2012-2015.

Her piano recording with choral ensemble Cantoria Hong Kong can be heard on the Chinese choral music album entitled "Half Moon Rising", presented by the music publisher Edition Peters in 2015. In the Boston area, she served as rehearsal pianist with the Handel and Haydn Society at the "Amadeus Live" concert series in 2017. She also joined as Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in 2019, where she worked with the Grammy nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire. 

Leona’s deep devotion to Art Song repertoire has brought her to perform extensively in many international festivals, including Oxford Lieder Festival, Leeds Lieder Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Franz Schubert Institut and Songfest, where she worked with many esteemed artists and scholars across the United States and Europe. 

In the Boston area, Leona served as the Staff Pianist at the New England Conservatory, Collaborative Pianist with the Boston Children's Chorus, and Pianist/Organist at the Stratford Street United Church. 

Leona earned her Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory. 

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Last updated February 23, 2021