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Dr. Ruby Cheng

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 225


Dr. Ruby Cheng is an active soloist and chamber musician in the Southern California area where she has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards including the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition, Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Bronislaw Kaper Awards.

Dr. Cheng has collaborated with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and has appeared as soloist with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, and the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra.  Her performances have been broadcast on Santa Barbara's KDB 93.7 classical radio.  She has given recitals throughout North America, including at the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Sarasota, Banff Centre for the Arts, and Harvard University, including the Wednesday at One series at Alice Tully Hall with cellist Alisa Weilerstein.  As a chamber musician, she has been heard on series throughout Southern California at the South Bay Chamber Music Society, Dana Point Coastal Arts, Concertos Pomeridiano, and The Previews at Trinity Lutheran Church, and at the Coleman and Fischoff National Chamber Music Competitions where she was a finalist and semi-finalist.

Influential teachers include Ick Choo and Hae-Young Moon, Mark Richman, Jerome Lowenthal, Marc Durand, and Walter Ponce. Dr. Cheng received her BM, MM, and DMA degrees from the Juilliard School and UCLA.