Bachauer concert series
Mar 15, 2024 : 7:30 pm
Session 118

Widely acclaimed as a performer and teacher, the Bachauer laureate returns to Utah in a solo piano concert featuring great masterpieces of the piano literature, including works of Beethoven, Haydn, and Chopin.


Angela Cheng
Consistently praised for her brilliant technique, tonal beauty, and superb musicianship, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng is one of her country’s national treasures. In addition to regular guest appearances with virtually every orchestra in Canada, she has performed with the symphonies of Saint Louis, Houston, Indianapolis, Colorado, Utah, San Diego, and Jacksonville, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Louisiana, Rhode Island, London, Israel, and Minas Gerais in Brazil.

Recent performances include a debut with the Fort Worth Symphony, performing Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Paganini,” under the baton of Robert Spano, and a return to the Vancouver Symphony, performing Ravel’s Concerto in G with Otto Tausk. Next season will include the Boulder Philharmonic, Newfoundland Symphony, Okanagan Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Saguenay Symphony, and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas.

As a recitalist, soloist and chamber musician, Cheng has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., New York’s 92nd Street Y, and Wigmore Hall in London. She has also served on the jury of many competitions, including the Cleveland International Piano Competition, Esther Honens International Piano Competition, Montreal International Piano Competition, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.

Cheng was awarded the Gold Medal at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition and was the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. A native of Hong Kong, Cheng studied extensively with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University and with Sascha Gorodnitzki at The Juilliard School. She is currently on the artist faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Franz Joseph Haydn

Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI/50



Allegro molto

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op. 110

Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

Allegro molto

Adagio ma non troppo

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne in D-flat Major, op. 27, no. 2


Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat Major, op. 61


Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, op. 23

Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

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Keyboard-side Seating $35
Other Seating $25
Students $12

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