Yi-Shing Cheng obtained her Bachelor’s degree in piano from the National Taiwan Normal University, where she studied with Professor Li-Chin Lai. As a collaborative pianist based in the United Kingdom since 2014, she obtained her Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music and is currently studying her Professional diploma under the tutelage of Michael Dussek, with the support of Sara Krein Scholarship and Alice Payne Scholarship.From September 2017, she will be studying for Advanced Diploma at the Academy.
As the winner of the Wilfrid Parry Prize Brahms duo competition in November 2016 and the first prize of Rex Stephans Schumann Lieder Accompanist Prize in February 2017, Yi-Shing is a highly active chamber musician and accompanist, performing with several outstanding instrumentalists, singers and her piano trio. She has received solo lessons from Boris Berman, Jacques Rouvier, Yu-Jane Yang; and chamber lessons from Maxim Vengerov, György Pauk, Ian Brown, Maurice Hasson, Daniel Müller-Schott, Daniel Hope, Bengt Forsberg and Silvia Rosenberg. Recent performance highlights include a concert of Bach sonatas for violin and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, a live performance on BBC radio 3 and a song concert at Wigmore Hall.
Yi-Shing is also a keen composer. Her works include pieces for solo piano, duo, trio and strings orchestra, as well as arrangements for string quartets and piano duos. In October 2009 she was commissioned by the Thunder Tune Music Company to compose a ten-minute piece for the Academy of Taiwan Strings, based on the Taiwanese folksong “Tao Hua Guo Du”. The piece was premiered at the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. She has also composed music for films, advertisements and online games, as well as a production for the album “Troubadour”, which was published in December 2012 in Taiwan.