The New York Times New York Concert Review The New York Times The Washington Times Percussive Notes, PAS

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.”

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.”

Percussive Notes, PAS

“Absolutely incredible! ….Cheung adds a tasty amount of musical nuances that Bach would have likely approved of had he heard today’s modern marimba.”

“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 Dec 2017
Kuusi (arr. for solo marimba)

New Release: Kussi (arr. for solo maribma by Eriko Daimo)

I am delighted to add this beautiful arrangement of Sibeliu’s Kuusi by Eriko Daimo to the catalogue. Check it out in my Online Music Shop.

08th Dec 2017
Beta Percussion International Institute

Beta Percussion International Institute – August 4 -10, 2018

I am thrilled to announce the first: Beta Percussion International Institute – a seminar on percussion playing AND writing.  August 4 -10, 2018 at University of Oregon. Faculty includes:...

17th Mar 2017

Nian 3 – In Loving Memory Benefit Concert

Nian 3 (Pius Cheung, for solo bass drum) will be the opening piece of Trevor Barroero’s senior recital and benefit concert titled “in loving memory” to be held on March...

09th Mar 2017
Delgani String Quartet - Photo Credit: Gary Ferrington

Composition: Commission work for Delgani String Quartet

Sharing here is an article by Gary Ferrington of Oregon Artswatch about a new commission I am currently working on for Delangi String Quartet. The piece is titled Flow, for...

08th Jan 2017

New Year New Piece: Prelude in g minor (for solo marimba)

My new piece for solo marimba for the New Year is now officially released! Prelude in g minor, for 4.3 octave marimba. Sheet music now available:

06th Jan 2017

Photo: Performance of Princess Chang Ping Marimba Concerto

A re-post of some photos on the performance of my Princess Chang Ping marimba concerto with Eriko Daimo and Tampere Philharmonic conducted by Santtu-Matias Rouvali on December 2, 2016. Photo...

05th Dec 2016

Rehearsal of Princess Chang Ping Concerto at Paris Conservatory

Rehearsal of my Princess Chang Ping concerto chamber version with students of the Paris Conservatory, Eriko on marimba, and me on piano.

29th Oct 2016

New Release: Nian3 (for solo bass drum)

The word Nian has multiple meanings depending on the context the word is used in or the prefix it follows. Examples of what it could mean are reminisce, meditation, meaning...