ASO to welcome Angela Cheng as guest artist on September 29

The Akron Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome pianist Angela Cheng as a guest artist for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C, “Elvira Madigan” on Sept. 29.

Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty and superb musicianship, Angela is a national treasure in her home country of Canada.

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In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the symphonies of Alabama, Annapolis, Colorado, Flint, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Saint Louis, San Diego, Syracuse, and Utah, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Louisiana, London, Minas Gerais/Brazil, and Israel.

In June 2016, she returned to Virtuosi Concerts Winnipeg as Poet of the Piano in celebration of their 25th anniversary season.

An avid recitalist, Angela appears regularly on recital series throughout the United States and Canada and has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including the Takács, Colorado, and Vogler quartets.

Festival appearances have included Banff, Bravo! Vail, Chautauqua, Colorado, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla’s SummerFest, Ravinia, Vancouver, the Festival International de Lanaudière in Quebec, MasterWorks Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Cartegena International Music Festival in Colombia.

Angela has made several recordings for CBC, including discs of Mozart and Shostakovich concerti, as well as a CD of four Spanish concerti with Hans Graf and the Calgary Philharmonic. Most recently, an all-Chopin recital CD was released by Universal Music Canada.

Angela, who is represented by Schmidt Artists International, has been Gold Medalist of the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. She is currently a professor of piano at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.

Tickets for the Sept. 29 performance, which will include Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade, along with each of our concerts, are available online or by calling the Symphony Box Office at 330.535.8131.

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