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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

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: http://piuscheung.com/journal/?page_id=4125

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...

13th Oct 2014

New Release: Nian 2 (for multiple percussion)

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...

04th Jul 2014

New Release: Verano Porteño (arr. for solo marimba)

Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) is part of a set of four tangos compositions by Astor Piazzolla called Estaciones Porteñas or The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. My arrangement for...

18th Jun 2014

New Release: Nocturne in Gb Major (for solo marimba)

Nocturne in Gb Major came to me as a simple improvisation. To me, the key of Gb major is the warmest of all 24 chromatic keys. Especially on the marimba...

18th Jun 2014

New Release: Nocturne in f minor (for solo marimba)

Nocturne in f minor is my second attempt at nocturnes. It came to me during a sleepless night when numerous ideas and feelings, musical or not, were coursing through my...

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