Pius Cheung

marimba

Pius is one of the most sought-after composers for percussion today. His latest works include Allegro Brutale for solo marimba, commissioned by Dame Evelyn Glennie; Heaven and Earth, a 20 minute tone poem for the Ju Percussion Group; and a marimba concerto for the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.  He frequently serves as a judge at national and international competitions, and has presented masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Amsterdam, Paris and Beijing Central Conservatories and Toho Gakuen (Japan). Pius endorses Yamaha, Zildjian, Remo, and Innovative Percussion, which produces his signature mallet series. He is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Percussion Area at the University of Oregon.