Taiwanese violist En-Chi Cheng’s recent performance highlights include a solo appearance with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, playing the Walton Concerto. He also performed as part of the 30th anniversary celebration concert series of the Taiwan National Concert Hall, and chamber concert tours led by Nobuko Imai. He has also been heard in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, and Dresdner Philharmonie.
Mr. Cheng garnered the Balmoral Prize and the Josef Weinberger Publisher Prize in the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. He was a semifinalist in the 67th ARD International Music Competition and the 4th Tokyo International Viola Competition. He received the Chi-Mei Arts Award from the Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation twice, in 2012 and 2014.
Mr. Cheng had held the principal viola chair of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Orchestra, and the Moritzburg Academy Chamber Orchestra, among others. As a chamber musician, he has performed with renowned artists such as Nobuko Imai, Ilya Kaler, Joseph Lin, Meng-Chieh Liu, and Peter Wiley; and has participated in a number of festivals, including the Marlboro Music Festival, Music from Angel Fire, and the Taos School of Music.
En-Chi Cheng completed the Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, studied with Samuel Rhodes and was a recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, as a pupil of Joseph de Pasquale and Hsin-Yun Huang. He has also been deeply influenced by the legendary Nobuko Imai, with whom he has worked with for the past decade.