Biography

Viola Cheung has performed more than twenty premieres in the Netherlands as she emerged as a versatile singer from Hong Kong. Having a wide vocal range and distinctive vocal colour, she made her voice heard in music productions from bel canto, contemporary to pop singing and interdisciplinary experiments. Her successful debuts include a leading role in Seconds of Fear by Kaori Neus in the Opera Forward Festival of Dutch National Opera and Stimmung II with Silbersee in Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.

Graduated from the Master of Classical Singing at Codarts Conservatory under the guidance of Charlotte Riedijk, Cheung continued with her second master degree in New Audience and Innovative Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. She has sung in masterclasses by Luciana Serra, Lynne Dawson, Roberta Alexander, Frans Huijts, Henk Neven, Marcel Reijans, Tobias Berndt and Lidia Vinyes Curtis.

With immense passion in creating innovative forms of art, Cheung researched on extended vocal techniques and the use of Chinese Zither in modern music. Cheung was also featured in music documentary, Young Music Maker 2015, by Radio Television Hong Kong and was awarded the scholarship of Best Student in Concentrated Studies by Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013.

Currently coached by Maartje Rammeloo and Anka Koziel, Cheung had finished De Toverfluit (The Magic Flute) country tour in collaborations with Toneelmakerij and Silbersee, production centre for unorthodox music theatre and experiment opera. Bringing her own culture and imaginations into classical music with artists of various backgrounds, she also implemented the Chinese Zither, Guzheng in her singing performances. She will also sing the role of Liu in Puccini’s Turandot, with Velser Operagezelschap Bel Canto in Feb 2021.

 

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