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Yu-Ting Cheng

Yu-Ting Cheng

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Hailed for her “extraordinary virtuosity” (CHIMEI Arts Award), as well as for her “sublime playing” and “radiant tone” (Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano), Taiwanese clarinetist Dr. Yu-Ting Cheng has revealed her uncommon musical versatility and earned recognition as a solo artist by winning numerous top prizes in her career, including the national music competition Hsing-Tien Kong Young Artist Award, the 2019 Stony Brook Concerto Competition, the 32nd CHIMEI Arts Award, the 5th North International Music Competition, the  American Prize National Competitions in Instrumental Performance and the Ernst Bacon Award of American Music 2021.

    She performs frequently across the US, Europe and Asia. Deeply committed to sharing her passion through music, she also engages students and community audiences through frequent school and outreach concerts, lecture recitals and master classes. She has held numerous recitals and concerts in Taiwan at National Taiwan Concert Hall and Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts. Recent highlights include Webern Symphony and Boulez Polyphonie X with Lucerne Contemporary Orchestra at Berlin Philharmonie and Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre; Schubert Die Verschworenen with Maestro Phillip Nuzzo and Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra at the Wien Musikverein; Corigliano Clarinet Concerto with Maestro Michael Morgan and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, broadcasted by Clarinet Corner on Troy Public Radio; World premieres for chamber orchestra with Orchestra of St. Luke's with Maestro Tito Muñoz; The Chinese Now Music Festival Finale Concert with the Orchestra of new Asia Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center's Allice Tully Hall. 

    A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Yu-Ting received two master’s degrees from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in classical performance and Manhattan School of Music contemporary program.  She also holds a doctoral degree from Stony Brook University. She is currently the B-flat/ Bass clarinetist with the Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra.


    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education
    • Doctoral Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator

    Primary Instruments

    • Clarinet
    • Clarinet (A)
    • Clarinet (Bass)
    • Clarinet (C)
    • Clarinet (Eb)
    • Piano

    Software

    • Ableton
    • Logic
    • Pro-Tools
    • Sibelius

    Person of Color?

    • Yes