Joyce Cheung received an early classical musical training in both piano and cello, obtaining diplomas from ABRSM and Trinity College at a young age. She spent her early years studying piano performance and electronic composition at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During which she performed with the world class pianist Lang Lang in Time Square in Hong Kong.
She studied in St. Paul’s Co-educational College where she was the first recipient of the Young Talent Scholarship. She spent the summer of 2008 at Berklee College of Music, participating in a 5-week music programme where she received a full scholarship for the programme in the following year. In the summer of 2009, she participated in the Music Horizons programme hosted by Eastman School of Music, where she received the Alumni Achievement Award.
She was awarded the Berklee Entrance Scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in 2011. During her time there, she received the Robert Share Award, Berklee Music Preparation Award and the Berklee Piano Department Scholarship. She graduated with first honor in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing and Production in 2014.
She then went back to Hong Kong and started the production company – Music Crossing and music entertainment service company – Ritzy Live with her business partner. Since then she has participated in numerous wedding/corporate events, scored and produced a few jingles as well as some other creative arranging projects.
In addition to being a performer, Joyce Cheung is also a composer and arranger. In the last 3 years she has worked on a variety of projects from pop string quartet arrangements to a 100-piece orchestral and choral musical. She has showcased her talents in Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Boston, Valencia and Madrid.
Joyce Cheung recently received her Masters Degree from Berklee College of Music in Contemporary Performance. She spent the year working on the project “Jazzical” which consists of 4 contemporary arrangements of famous classical repertoire. She is planning to continue her career as a performer, arranger and composer.