Age: 28 | Country: U.S.A.

Known for his versatility as a soloist, collaborator, composer, and improviser, Nathan Cheung maintains an active performing career while completing his doctoral studies at the Eastman School of Music under Natalya Antonova. He received two MM degrees also at Eastman in both the Piano Performance and the Accompanying and Chamber Music programs, during which he studied with Drs. Jean Barr and Nelita True. Nathan also received his BA in Music with honors from Stanford University where he studied with pianist Thomas Schultz and composer Jaroslaw Kapuscinski. Nathan has claimed the 1st prize in the LA International Piano Competition and the Aspen Concerto Competition, and he has won top prizes in the Seattle International Piano Competition and Wideman International Piano Competition. He is also a member of Happy Dog Duo with Eric Tran. Together, they won the NFMC Ellis Duo Piano Competition and the inaugural MTNA Stecher-Horowitz Two Piano Competition.


Preliminary Round:
F. Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 2
S. Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau Op. 39 No. 3

Semifinal Round:
J.S. Bach/S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude from Violin Partita No. 3
F. Busoni: Sonatina No. 6 “Fantasia da Camera super Carmen”
A. Scriabin: Poème, Op. 32 No. 1
F. Chopin: Variations Brillantes, Op. 12

Final Round:
L.v. Beethoven: Diabelli Variations, Op. 120