Vivianne Cheng has performed extensively throughout Europe and the United States. She was born in North Carolina, where she gave her debut solo recital at the age of ten. Since then, Vivianne has made appearances in the most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Symphony Hall, Musikverein, Lincoln Center and many more.
Vivianne’s studies have included the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Naum Grubert, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg with Andreas Groethuysen and Pavel Gililov, and Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman and Leon Fleisher. Prior to Curtis, Vivianne studied at The Juilliard School where she was accepted into the university programme at fifteen years old.
Previous major teachers have included Ruth Slenczynska, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Arkady Aronov. Furthermore, she has taken masterclasses with legendary pianists including Alicia de Larrocha, György Sándor, Claude Frank, Earl Wild, Boris Berman, Dmitri Bashkirov, Kirill Gerstein, Richard Goode, Robert McDonald, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, and Arie Vardi.
Vivianne is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions including Tureck International Bach Competition, New York International Piano Competition, Bartók-Kabalevsky- Prokofiev International Piano Competition, Wideman International Piano Competition, Concours International de Piano de Lagny, Philadelphia Orchestra’s Albert M. Greenfield Concerto Competition, and the inaugural Arts Arena–Curtis Institute of Music Award.
Her performances have been broadcast on PBS, Y Arts ‘On Stage at Curtis’, The Classical Network (WWFM), Good Morning Television New Zealand, and in the acclaimed documentaries ‘On a Personal Note’ (2010) and ‘Die Martins- Passion’ (2004).