City: Hong Kong
Born in Hong Kong, Jacqueline Leung is the second place winner of the 2010 American Protégé Piano and Strings Competition described as a player who possesses ‘musicality, intelligence and technical finesse’, her performances have been heard in venues across the globe including Austria, Belgium, China, England, Italy, Poland and the USA.
Jacqueline has received numerous awards, including two consecutive Vicars Close prizes from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools for Music and a “highly commended” honour in both the Helen Eames Piano Prize and Christian Carpenter Recital Prize. She also won a concerto competition to perform the Saint- Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Christopher Adey, one of Britain’s most renowned orchestral trainers at Wells Cathedral, UK. Closer to home, Jacqueline is a frequent guest for interviews and recordings at RTHK Radio 4.
Jacqueline’s performance venues in Hong Kong include the “A Tribute to Mozart” Festival, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, City Hall, St. John’s Cathedral, Cultural Centre, and the Fringe Club. As part of a duo with British flutist Gareth Hanson, Jacqueline participated in the Royal Overseas League and delivered an exclusive performance at the University of London and numerous venues in London.
Along with being a solo pianist, she is an active chamber musician and has appeared at the Royal Northern College of Music’s Beethoven Fest, the MacMillan Cancer Fund Charity Concert, and a fundraising event sponsored by the Prince of Wales.
After studying with Eleanor Wong at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, she won top prizes at music festivals and the Hong Kong (Asia) Open Piano Competition. Upon winning a scholarship for Wells Cathedral School, Jacqueline studied under the tutelage of Hilary Coates.
She was later awarded a scholarship by the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Patsy Toh. Jacqueline was also selected to participate and perform in the International Summer Academy at the Universitat Mozarteum in Salzburg.
After obtaining her Bachelor of Music and LRAM Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music, she was awarded the Walsh Piano Performance full scholarship by Texas Christian University to pursue a Master of Music degree, studying under Dr. Tamas Ungar.
Recent highlights include appearance at the American Liszt Festival as guest artist, a nomination for the “Hong Kong Young Artist” award, invitations to appear with renowned cellist Trey Lee, Young Artist Series of the Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Italy and performances with the PMA Music Foundation Orchestra, the TCU Symphony Orchestra and the Poland International Music Festival Orchestra.