Tiffany Cheng began learning the violin when she was four, and the piano from age six. In 2007 and 2008, she was awarded her AmusA in both piano and violin respectively. Before commencing her tertiary studies in Sydney with Dr Robin Wilson, Tiffany studied under Harold Brissenden and Yasuki Nakamura. She completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2014. Tiffany is currently in her third year studying at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under Sophie Rowell. She is hoping to complete her Masters with Griffith University this year, focusing on the violin repertoire of Bartok and Lutoslawski.
In 2016, Tiffany was awarded the Most Promising String Player in the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition. She was also a finalist in the Kendall National Violin Competition in 2014 and 2015, where she won the Best Interpretation of an Australian Composition prize and the Best Sonata Prize respectively. In 2016, she performed in masterclasses with Noah Bendix-Balgley and Paul Wright.
Tiffany currently performs with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra on a casual basis. She was also selected in 2014 as concertmaster in a program with the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, and in 2015 Tiffany was a member of Sydney Symphony Sinfonia. Just recently, Tiffany performed in a side-by-side project with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Apart from her orchestral pursuits, Tiffany is also a keen chamber musician having performed in masterclasses with Timo-Veikko Valve, Kyril Zlotnikov, Ori Kam, Paul Wright, William Coleman, Umberto Clerici, Andrew Haveron as well as the Melba Quartet, London Haydn Quartet, Tinalley Quartet and the Goldner String Quartet.
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