Cheng King Chung Edmond
Born in Hong Kong, China, Edmond Cheng started his double bass study in 1987. In 1999, he was awarded a scholarship by Hong Kong Soong Ching Ling Children’s Palace to continue his double bass study with Mr. Eddie Zong. He obtained his bachelor degree in Music from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and got the award of “Winner of HKAPA Concerto Trial” in 2002. Edmond holds a master degree in Music at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Mr. Cheng performed with the Asian Youth Orchestra in Korea, Japan, Vienna and Australia (Olympic Arts Festival) in the year of 2000. From 2002 to 2004, he performed as a soloist in the 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 engaged in Double Bass teaching (in HKAPA and different music institutes) for more than 10 years. Edmond Cheng’s Music Center Ltd. was found in 2005 and many professors were invited for collaboration of master classes, such as Prof. Paul Ellison, Prof. Lu Yuan Xiong, Prof. Thierry Barbe, Mr. David Allen Moore and Prof. Gottfried Engels. Mr. Cheng’s students won numerous awards locally and internationally, including 2nd and 3rd places (Age below 14) in the International Society of Bassist (ISB) competition in Okalahoma of USA, 1st place in Age 7-10 section and Age 11-14 section, 2nd place in Age 11-14 section in the International Double Bass Convention in Paris in 2008. In 2010, eight of his students won 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Age 7-10 section, 2nd and 3rd places in Age 14-16 section and Age 11-14 section of the International Double Bass Convention in Berlin. Other than teaching, Edmond has also been devoted in conducting for more than 10 years. He was the conductor of Yip’s Children Orchestra in Hong Kong in 2005 as well as the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) In 2010. Mr. Cheng is a guest professor in the Mediterranean Music College in Spain and has been a Life Member of International Society of Bassist (ISB) since 2007. During 2010, he was invited to conduct a lecture of Pedagogy for Young Bass Players in the International Double Bass Convention in Berlin. Edmond was also invited by the Central Conservatory of Music (中央音樂學院) to collaborate in producing an article about development of double bass teaching in China.