Sanghee (Sania) Cheong
Sanghee Cheong started to play the violin at the age of 4. Since then she has dedicated herself to becoming a professional violinist.
At the age of 10, Ms. Cheong played the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra, demonstrating her remarkable talent and musicality at a young age. As a result of her success in numerous national and international competitions, she has played with orchestras such as the Korean Symphony Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of St.Petersburg, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra, Rome Symphony Orchestra, Nürnberg Symphony orchestra of Germany in various world-renowned concert venues, such as Smetana Hall, Rudolfinum in Prague, Hercules hall in Munich, Philharmonie in Berlin and Goldenseal in Musikverein in Vienna.
In February 2010, Cheong and the great cellist Mischa Maisky were invited by Nuürnberg Symphony Orchestra to play the Beethoven Triple Concerto. On July 16, 2011, she was invited to play the Concerto again with cellist Mischa Maisky and his daughter Lily Maisky with Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Český KrumlovInternational Music Festival. They also performed the Brahms Double Concerto which was filmed by Czech national broadcast and released on live DVD.
In October 2015, her first CD album was released by Sony Classical for which she recorded Mendelssohn and Beethoven violin concertos with Rome Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she recorded a new CD with the Nürberg Symphony Orchestra, which is expected to be released in next year.
Ms. Cheong has completed her master degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and continued her study in Moscow with Sergey Kravchenko at Tchaikovsky Conservatory. From October 2016 she has been teaching at University for Music and Performing Art in Vienna. Sanghee has won the 1st prize at the Osaka International Music competition recently.