Edmond Cheng

Edmond Cheng Guest Professor, Double Bass

Cheng King Chung Edmond (鄭景聰)

Born in Hong Kong, China, Edmond Cheng started his double bass studies in 1987. In 1999, he was awarded a scholarship by Hong Kong Soong Ching Ling Children’s Palace to continue his double bass studies with Mr. Eddie Zong. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and achieved an award of “Winner of HKAPA Concerto Trial” in 2002. Recently, he has also obtained his master's degree in Music from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU).

Mr. Cheng performed with Asian Youth Orchestra in Korea, Japan, Vienna, and Australia (Olympic Arts Festival) in the year 2000. From 2002 to 2004, he participated in the solo performance in HKAPA Concerto Winner’s Concert, Hong Kong New Youth Philharmonia Orchestra Annual Concert and Ditterstorf (Double Bass & Viola Duet) with Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Cheng has been engaged in the teaching of Double Bass (in HKAPA and different music institutes) for more than 10 years. Being the founder, Edmond created his music center (Edmond Cheng’s Music Center Ltd.) in 2005. Since 2006, he has organized master classes for his students in Hong Kong on an annual basis. During these years, Prof. Paul Ellison, Prof. Lu Yuan Xiong, Prof. Thierry Barbe, Mr. David Allen Moore and Prof. Gottfried Engels were invited to give these masterclasses.

Mr. Cheng’s students won the 2nd and 3rd position (Age below 14) in the International Society of Bassist (ISB) competition in Oklahoma of USA. In 2008, four of his students won the 1st (Section A1, Age 7-10, and Section B, Age 11-14, Advanced Level) and 2nd position (Section A2, Age 11-14) in the International Double Bass Convention in Paris. In 2010, eight of his students won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions (Section A1 and A2, Age 7-10). Also, his students won the 2nd and 3rd position (Section AG4, Age 14-16 and Ag3, A3 Age 11-14) in the International Double Bass Convention in Berlin.

Mr. Cheng has been devoted to orchestra conducting for more than 10 years. He was invited to be a conductor in 2005 by Yip’s Children Orchestra in Hong Kong. In 2010, Mr. Cheng has been invited to be a conductor at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO).

Mr. Cheng is a Life Member of the International Society of Bassists (ISB) since 2007. In 2010, he was invited to deliver a lecture on the topic of Pedagogy for Young Bass Players in the International Double Bass Convention which will be held in Berlin.

He was also invited by Central Conservatory of Music (中央音樂學院) to take part in producing an article regarding the development of Double Bass teaching in China. He is one of the representatives from Hong Kong in this Conservatory.

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