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Leona Cheung is a Boston-based collaborative pianist. Her international performances, including appearances in the United States, Canada, Europe, China and Hong Kong, have been hailed as "artistically mature, well thought-out presentations" (Definitely the Opera).

Leona’s deep devotion to vocal-piano repertoire has brought her to perform extensively in many international festivals, including
Oxford Lieder Festival, Leeds Lieder Festival, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Franz Schubert Institut and Songfest, where she worked with many esteemed artists and scholars across the United States and Europe. Currently, she is on the artistic roster with the Boston Art Song Society, resident artist of the Music at the Farm concert series, and staff pianist at the New England Conservatory.

Leona has established herself as a choral pianist by her quick response to conductor's instructions as well as her musical leadership from the piano. She has collaborated with Helmuth Rilling and
Hong Kong SingFest in multiple choral-orchestral projects. She also joined as Collaborative Piano Fellow in the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival, where she worked closely with the Grammy nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley. Leona was a founding member and pianist with Cantoria Hong Kong, and can be heard on the chinese choral music album entitled "Half Moon Rising", presented by the Edition Peters. In the Boston area, she has been working with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Children’s Chorus, MIT Women's Chorale and et al.

Leona believes music is a platform for sharing joy. As a fellow of
NEC Community Performances and Partnerships program, she enjoyed many outreach performances within the community. Leona is the pianist and organist at the Stratford Street United Church. In 2020, she was the recipient of the Opportunity Fund Award from the City of Boston, which generously supported her valuable community work in the Boston area.  

Born and raised in Hong Kong. Leona earned her Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from
New England Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Hong Kong Baptist University.