Hailed as “artistically mature, well thought-out presentations” (Definitely the Opera), Leona Cheung is a Boston-based collaborative pianist. An expert in the vocal repertoire from art songs to opera, she is especially known for her musical leadership and responsiveness while collaborating with singers and conductors. Leona accompanies ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society and the Boston Children’s Chorus; she also serves as a staff pianist with the New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. Leona’s deep devotion to Art Song repertoire has brought her to perform extensively in many international festivals, including Toronto Summer Music Festival, Leeds Lieder Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Franz Schubert Institute, and Songfest. In summer 2022, she worked closely with the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire led by Patrick Dupré Quigley and James Bass at the Aspen Music Festival.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Leona earned her Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Hong Kong Baptist University. (www.leonacheung.com)