- Bertea Hall 217 / Oliphant Hall 308
- (714) 744-2108 / (714) 744-2121
- The Juilliard School, Master of Music in Music
University of Southern California, Doctor of Musical Arts
- A native of Taiwan, pianist Clara Cheng has worked extensively in recitals, master classes and studios with renowned musicians including Malcolm Martineau, Vladimir Chernov, Walter Ponce, Judith Hansen, Mark Kaplan, and Juliana Gondek. Clara has given numerous performances of both solo repertory and chamber music in Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles, and Alice Tully Hall and Paul Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. She had also received various awards, including Koldolfsky Scholarship, first prize from the Benno Rubiny Competition and Gluck Fellowship. In summers of 2005 and 2006, Clara joined Operafestival di Roma as a vocal coach and recital pianist, in which she worked closely with sopranos Elizabeth Dodd and Beverly Hay, tenor Samuel Savage, and baritone Peter Atherton in preparing young participants for public performances in central Rome.
Clara is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in piano performance. She recently completed her Master's degree in Collaborative Piano at the Juilliard School, where she worked closely with accomplished pianists Jonathan Feldman, Brian Zeger and Margo Garrett. She is now pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Southern California.