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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

16th Jun 2013

Preview: Hong Kong Philharmonic – Colors of Crimson (Bright Sheng/Pius Cheung)

Preview of Bright Sheng Colours of Crimson, marimba concerto played by Pius Cheung and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

31st May 2013

Visiting Artist: Pius Cheung at Berklee Valencia

On March 26th, marimbist and composer Pius Cheung visited the Berklee Valencia campus to give a master class. Cheung has been called “a young Chinese-Canadian virtuoso,” by the New York...

28th Mar 2013

Video: Pius Cheung performs Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra

A video clip of Pius Cheung performing Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra on March 17, 2013

11th Mar 2013

Video: Pius Cheung plays Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, Ryuichi Sakamoto (arr. Pius Cheung for solo marimba)

Ryuichi Sakamoto posted his sheet music of this piece on his website for free download.

06th Mar 2013

Video: Pius Cheung plays Verano Porteno, Ástor Piazzolla (arr. Pius Cheung for solo marimba)

Verano Porteno is one of the four tango compositions written by Ástor Piazzolla.

19th Feb 2013

Mark Ford and Pius Cheung Marimba Duo Improv in Taiwan 2012

Mark Ford and Pius Cheung performing an improvisation at the finale concert for the 2012 Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp hosted by the Ju Percussion Group.

31st Dec 2012

Interview – Pius Cheung: bringing the marimba to life

Pius Cheung talked about the marimba and himself in an interview by Mika Lintu published by  

20th Nov 2012

Snapshots: Pius Cheung in Manhattan Hong Kong Music Festival 2012

In October 30, 2012, Pius Cheung appeared in the Opening Concert of the Manhattan Hong Kong Music Festival in Greenfield Hall, jointly presented by the Manhattan School of Music and...