"Anyone who loves music can
never quite be unhappy."
- Franz Schubert
Join RSQ in our 2019-2019 season as we
celebrate a few of Schubert's most iconic works
October 5, 2018 at 7:30P.M.: "The moment is supreme." First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Four, For Tango, Piazzolla; Wolf: Italian Serenade; Dailey: Salty Cricket Premiere; Schubert: Death and the Maiden
January 11, 2019 at 7:30P.M.: "Easy mind, light heart." First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Dvorak: Waltz; Mozart: Divertimento; Glass: String Quartet No. 5; Schubert: Rosamunde
April 26, 2019 at 7:30P.M.: "Who can do anything after Beethoven?" First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East SLC, UT 84111
Schubert: Quartettsatz; Call for Scores premiere; Schubert: Cello Quintet
Call for Scores
The chosen composer will receive a $200 commission, a performance of their work on April 26, 2019
at the First United Methodist Church (203 S. 200 E. SLC, UT), and a high quality video and recording of their work.
This Season Features:
Cheung Chau received top prizes in Hong Kong including winning the Commercial Radio Prize at age twelve, the youngest musician to win this prize. At fourteen he was soloist, performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. The Sing Tao Daily described him as “a rare gem in the musical field”. Mr. Chau received full scholarship from the R. D. Colburn School, the Harid Conservatory and the Yale School of Music. He holds the first double doctorate from the New England Conservatory in wind ensemble conducting and cello performance. He studied with Colin Carr, Eleonore Schoenfeld, Aldo Parisot and Johanne Perron, and performed in master classes for Yo-Yo Ma, Ralph Kirshbaum and Lawrence Lesser.
Mr. Chau performed as soloist and chamber musician in the USA, Hong Kong, Macao, China, Germany, Poland, Italy, Lithuania, Sweden and Finland, performing at Merkin Hall and Yale Club in New York City, Jordan Hall in Boston, Fine Arts Recital Hall in Ambassador College in Pasadena, Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City and the Beijing Concert Hall. In addition to performing as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, he soloed with the Macao Chamber Orchestra, Hemet Symphony Orchestra, the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonietta Polonia in Poland. He performed live for the Hong Kong Radio and Television Corporation, the China Central Television, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Irish Radio, Polish Radio Merkury, TVP Poznan and Utah Highway 89 Radio. He is a member of Atma Piano Trio, with pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski and violinist Blanka Bednarz. The ensemble performed in Germany, Sweden, Italy, Lithuania, China, US, and toured extensively in Poland. Chau can be heard as cellist and conductor on Polish label Acte Préalable in works by Roman Palester, Paul Kletzki, Maria Szymanowska, Mendelssohn, Ravel and in ballet works by Kaczmarek. His 2017 recording of Snow Queen by Kaczmarek was awarded a silver medal from Global Music Awards.
Chau is currently director of orchestras at Utah Valley University, music director of Utah Valley Youth Symphony and music director of Sinfonietta Polonia in Poland. He is a principal guest conductor of the Lublin Philharmonic in Poland and a designated guest conductor of the Hunan Symphony in China. He was music director of the Bloomington Symphony, Central Pennsylvania Symphony, Manchester Symphony, and held orchestra director positions at University of Connecticut and Haverford College. He was assistant conductor to Edo de Waart at the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and guest conducted, among others, the China National Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony as well as orchestras in Germany, Poland, Italy, USA, Sweden, Finland, and China. Chau is a National Arts Associate in conducting with Sigma Alpha Iota in the USA.