Yim Ting Cheung
“Music is my best friend and is a unique way of communication. I love to share my deep love of music through my performance. Music is wonderful and I enjoy performing music on stage. I am thrilled and delighted to become the Young Scholar 2018-2020 of Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which renders me the invaluable opportunities to share music with other young musicians from around the world and to learn from the music maestros through the summer music summits and other unique activities of the Program.
Being a Young Scholar is going to be a milestone of my music life, and I am thankful for such a precious and special opportunity. I will take this as a great honour and cherish the learning opportunity to enhance my stagecraft and polish my sensitivity to the musicality of different music works.”
13-year-old Katarina is currently studying at Diocesan Girls’ School in Hong Kong. She started her first piano lesson at the age of three. She is currently learning the piano with Mr. Kam Wing Chong, and was previously a student of Mr. Wang Nan and Ms. Yu Pui Sze. She has been a Violin Major student of Mr. Chan Kwok Wai in the Junior Music Program of Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) since the age of 6.
Katarina passed ATCL Recital Diploma in Piano of Associate of Trinity College London with Distinction in 2016, and obtained the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) in Violin in 2017. She was invited to perform in the Prize-winners’ Concert for the 70th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2018 featuring the Preludes of Claude Debussy, following her Championship in the class of “Composer of the Year”. The performance was broadcasted by Channel 4 of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). She has won many prizes in the open music competitions in Hong Kong since the age of five, including the solo and duet classes for the piano and for the violin in the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals.
Katarina devotes most of her time in music learning and practice since primary school years. She particularly enjoys playing and sharing music with musicians in the choir, orchestra and chamber music groups. She is currently the pianist for the Junior Choir of Diocesan Girl’s School, and a violinist in the Symphony Orchestra of HKAPA and Diocesan Girls’ School. Katarina has also performed music as a soloist in Hong Kong and the U.S., and as an orchestral player in the Greater China region.