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Freespace Jazz Fest: Joyce Cheung – Jazzical Collection

28 October 2021 - 8:00 pm - 9:10 pm



Classical pieces rearranged with a jazz spirit

Pianist Joyce Cheung and her 13-piece ensemble present a collection of familiar classical pieces fused with a jazz spirit. Ten years in the planning, the performance retraces Cheung’s musical roots, combining new interpretations of favourite works specially devised for a big ensemble or small groups – including Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Debussy’s Clair de Lune and Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu. The playful 70-minute show features musicians from a range of backgrounds, takes inspiration from jazz and fusion, and promises an accessible, easy-listening evening experience.

Approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no intermission.

Artistic Team
Joyce Cheung Ensemble
Keyboard: Joyce Cheung
Violin: Sean Lai, Samuel Au
Viola: Tiffany Cheng
Cello: Bernard Chan
Flute: Floro Sernande Jr.
Saxophone: Siu Hin-chuen
Trumpet: Oscar Lam
Trombone: Ivan Tong
Guitar: Sam Po, Victor Chu
Bass: Jackiz Tsang
Percussion: Anna Fan
Drums: Dean Li


Joyce Cheung is a Hong Kong-based jazz pianist, arranger and composer, and a co-artistic director at festival organiser Music Lab. An established performer, she is a frequent collaborator with well-known Hong Kong musicians and pop stars such as Chan Fai-young, Joey Yung, On Chan and Grasshopper. Cheung spent her formative years at the Berklee College of Music, graduating with first-class honours in Film Scoring as well as Contemporary Writing and Production in 2014 and obtaining a Master’s degree in Contemporary Performance in 2017.

Her debut album, Set Loose, was released in September 2020. In addition to her career as a performer, she is also a versatile arranger and a passionate educator. She has conducted masterclasses at the Musicians. Education Festival in Prague, and currently works as a lecturer in the jazz programme at the Education University of Hong Kong.

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