Cheung Chau

Cheung Chau

Associate Professor - Music

Office: NC-749

Phone: 801-863-5488

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Cheung Chau is Director of Orchestral Studies at Utah Valley University. He conducts the UVU Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, teaches Cello, Conducting and Pedagogy.

Chau is Music Director of Sinfonietta Polonia in Poznan, Poland, the Utah Valley Youth Symphony in Orem, and Permanent Guest Conductor of the Changsha Symphony in China. He was music director of the Bloomington Symphony, the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the Manchester Symphony, and was Director of Orchestras at Haverford College and University of Connecticut.

Chau conducted the Moscow Symphony, the Nordhausen Philharmonic, the Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Gavle Symphony, the Vaasa Symphony, the Williamsport Symphony, the Utah Chamber Orchestra, the Bialystok, Swietokrzyska, Lublin, Sudecka and Olsztyn Philharmonic Orchestras in Poland. In China he conducted the China National Symphony, the Tianjin, Wuhan, and Xiamen Philharmonic orchestras. Chau was assistant conductor to Edo de Waart at the Hong Kong Philharmonic.

In ballet Chau conducted Giselle and Nutcracker with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and Ballet West. He regularly conducts at the Grand Opera and Ballet Theater in Poznan, and made the world premieres of Alice in Wonderland and Snow Queen, the latter's 2017 recording winning 2 silver medals from Global Music Awards.

Chau received the first double doctorate degree in the history of the New England Conservatory in wind ensemble conducting and cello, studying with Frank Battisti and Colin Carr. He studied orchestral and choral conducting at the Royal Swedish Conservatory with Jorma Panula. He is a National Arts Associate member in conducting with Sigma Alpha Iota.

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