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The New York Times

“Bach as you’ve never heard it … [Mr. Cheung] surmounts the contrapuntal hurdles and offers a stylish, deeply expressive interpretation [of the Goldberg Variations] notable for its clear voicing, eloquent phrasing and wide range of color and dynamics …”

New York Concert Review

“… Mr. Cheung’s performance of his own arrangements was expressive, sensitive and unpretentious, and left the listeners with the feeling of comfort. The artist created perfect legato by carefully matching the reverberation and decay from one note to the next.”

All Music Guide

“These are in the nature of showpieces for Cheung’s artistry, to be sure, but they’re beautifully done, and they attain the elusive quality of making the sounds of the instrument into a discrete world of their own.”

The New York Times

“Here he offered a dexterous, expressively colored performance of the Allegro from Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, in a version for string quartet, double bass and marimba.”

The Washington Times

“Tuneful, neo-Romantic yet technically difficult, these pieces not only showcased Mr. Cheung’s mastery of his instrument but also demonstrated his considerable skill and promise as a composer in his own right – one who writes the kind of music people will want to hear.”

“The word marimba means ‘singing wood’. Something about the natural resonance of wood and how the sound floats in the air makes my entire body vibrate. It’s not only an instrument that you hear, but it’s also like a living musical being that you feel in your heart and soul.” ~ PIUS CHEUNG

18th Feb 2016

Eugene Symphony lets opposites attract

The Eugene Symphony is two-thirds of the way through its 50th season, and Thursday’s concert, “Fire and Water,” concentrates on the music of Asia, ending with a bit of Russia...

22nd Dec 2015
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays! Featuring our dog, Partita Cheung.

13th May 2015

Clinic: Casey Cangelosi and Pius Cheung @ Lone Star Percussion

Pius Cheung will be joining hands with Casey Cangelosi in a clinic presented by Lone Star Percussion on Saturday May 30th, 2015 at 10:30 am in Control Place, Dallas, Texas.  Click...

13th Oct 2014
Nian 2, Pius Cheung for multiple percussion

New Release: Nian 2, Pius Cheung (for multiple percussion)

Pius Cheung premiered his new composition, Nian 2 for multiple percussion recently at the Italy PAS International Percussion Competition and Festival. According to Pius, the word Nian has multiple meanings...

25th Jul 2014
Classically Speaking - Madison Magazine

Review: Concerts on the Square Delivers Americana With a Twist

Here is an excerpt of an unusual concert review by Greg Hettmansberger of Classically Speaking posted in Madison Magazine on the concert piece, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, played by Pius on...

03rd Jul 2014
Verano Porteno

New Release: Verano Porteno, Piazzolla arr. Cheung (for solo marimba)

The arrangement of Piazzolla’s Verano Porteno by Pius Cheung for solo marimba is now published and released. Click here to order. Remarks Due to copyright limitation, only printed version of...

18th Jun 2014
Nocturne in Gb Major, Pius Cheung

New music released

The downloadable .pdf version of new music composed or arranged by Pius Cheung for solo marimba are now released. Nocturne in f minor [click here for more details] Nocturne in...

16th Apr 2014
Verano Porteno performed by Pius Cheung & Eriko Daimo

Video: Piazzolla’s Verano Porteno – Pius Cheung & Eriko Daimo

Piazzolla’s Verano Porteno (arranged by Pius Cheung for Marimba Duo) performed by Pius Cheung & Eriko Daimo.

31st Mar 2014
Poem of Water performed by Pei-Ching Wu

Pei-Ching Wu performed Poem of Water composed by Pius Cheung

Pei-Ching Wu performed Poem of Water, a six-mallet piece composed by Pius Cheung. The first time I heard Pei-Ching Wu play, I was completely blown away by her tremendous musicianship...

09th Dec 2013
IP's Pius Cheung Series

IP’s Pius Cheung Series Marimba Mallets

The Pius Cheung Series Marimba Mallets features six models with rubber cores of varying hardness. Constructed on rattan handles, each model is wrapped with a very unique (alpaca-blend) yarn that...

17th Aug 2013

Pius Cheung in Curso de PERCUSION 2013, Agolada, Spain

In the photo are Pius Cheung, Jeff Davies & Pedro Carneiro at Curso de PERCUSION 2013. Photo taken by Fotografía y Edición: © Moncho Piñeiro.

18th Jul 2013
Pius Cheung with Keiko Abe

Photo: Pius Cheung with longtime idol, the marimba goddess Keiko Abe

Photo taken after masterclass at Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo. Pius Cheung with this longtime idol, the marimba goddess, Keiko Abe.