Joyce Cheung received an early classical musical training in both piano and cello, obtaining diplomas from ABRSM and Trinity College at a young age. She spent her early years studying piano performance and electronic composition at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. During which she performed with the world class pianist Lang Lang in Time Square in Hong Kong.
She studied in St. Paul’s Co-educational College where she was the first recipient of the Young Talent Scholarship. She spent the summer of 2008 at Berklee College of Music, participating in a 5-week music programme where she received a full scholarship for the programme in the following year. In the summer of 2009, she participated in the Music Horizons programme hosted by Eastman School of Music, where she received the Alumni Achievement Award.
She was awarded the Berklee Entrance Scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in 2011. During her time there, she received the Robert Share Award, Berklee Music Preparation Award and the Berklee Piano Department Scholarship. She graduated with first honor in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing and Production in 2014.
As an arranger, she has worked on a variety of arranging projects from pop string quartet to a 100-piece orchestra and choir ensemble. She has showcased her talents in Indonesia, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Boston, Valencia and Madrid.
She recently received her Masters Degree from Berklee College of Music, Valencia in Contemporary Performance, in which she produced 4 contemporary arrangements of famous classical repertoire with a title of “Jazzical”.
She is currently the Managing Director of Ritzy Live, where she participates in various music performances and creative arranging projects. On top of that she is also an active performer in the jazz scene of Hong Kong.