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     Cheung Chau is director of orchestral studies at Utah Valley University, The Utah Valley University Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, music director of Utah Valley Youth Symphony and music director of Sinfonietta Polonia in Poland.  He served as music director of Bloomington Symphony in MN, Central Pennsylvania Symphony and Manchester Symphony. Invited by Edo de Waart, Chau served as assistant conductor to the Hong Kong Philharmonic, leading the orchestra in prominent projects such as the 2007 world live broadcast opening ceremony of the 10th anniversary celebration of Hong Kong’s Handover, with Chinese President Hu Jintao in attendance. Chau held director of orchestra positions at Haverford College and University of Connecticut.  He conducted the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Moscow Symphony, China National Symphony, Nordhausen Philharmonic, Filharmonica Marchigiana, Gavle Symphony, the Williamsport Symphony, Utah Chamber Orchestra, Bialystok (also Kielce, Lublin, Sudecka, Tianjin, Wuhan, Olsztyn) Philharmonic Orchestras and Pro Artibus Hannover, among others.

As conductor of ballet and opera, Chau conducted productions of Giselle and L'histoire du soldat with the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet and the Poznan Ballet Academy, Nutcracker and other programs with Ballet West, and works regularly with the Utah Regional Ballet. In June 2014, in collaboration with the Anna Niedzwiedz Ballet School and the Poznan Opera Ballet Company Chau and Sinfonietta Polonia premiered ballet Alice in Wonderland to music by Gabriel Kaczmarek at the Poznan Opera Grand Theater. The production will be repeated in May at the Poznan Grand Theater (ticket sold out in 10 hours) and at the Deutsche Oper Theater in Berlin in 2017 season. Chau conducted the Royal Swedish Academy Opera and Georgia Southern Opera in Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte. An enthusiastic educator, Chau frequently conducts honors orchestras in the US, including Utah All-state (2016), guest conducting the Gifted Music School Orchestra in Salt Lake City, and abroad, conducting the Sibelius Academy Orchestra, the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian Schools Cultural Convention Orchestra (Jakarta, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur).

As conductor Chau collaborated with soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, London Philharmonia, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Colin Carr, Pierre-Ives Artaud, Adrian Levine, Maria Masycheva, Nathan Hughes, Barbara Kubiak, Barnabas Kelleman, Patrycja Piekutowska and others. He guest conducted over 20 choirs from Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, the USA and China, including Cantate Carlisle and the China National Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  As music director of Sinfonietta Polonia Chau made the world premiere recording of Palester’s String Serenade for the leading Polish recording label Acte Preable, and directed the International Szymanowski Festival in Beijing in 2011 selected by the Polish Ministry of Culture as an official cultural event of the Polish European Union Presidency in 2011, with performances at the National Center for the Arts and the Beijing Concert Hall, leading a combined orchestra comprised of musicians from Sinfonietta Polonia and the China National Symphony Orchestra. Chau led Sinfonietta Polonia also on tours in France, Germany, performing at the Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg under auspices of the Polish Embassy in Berlin and the Stiftung fur Deutsch-Polnishe Zusammenarbeit, and in Hannover  (Grosser Sendesaal des des Landesfunkhauses), etc. Sinfonietta Polonia performances were broadcast on China Central Television and SP was featured in a cover article for the prestigious Polish classical music magazine, Muzyka 21. For the past eight years, Sinfonietta Polonia’s New Year concerts in the greater Poland region attract thousands of audiences and have served a number of Dickinson’s students as a unique study abroad-professional orchestra experience.

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.  His other main teachers include cellists Aldo Parisot and Eleonore Schoenfeld. As cellist Chau performed as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Macao Orchestra, among others, in chamber music and solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Merkin Hall and Jordan Hall, recorded for Acte Preable as member of Atma Trio, and recorded for Hong Kong Radio and Television corporation, China Central Television, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Irish Radio. He is a National Arts Associate member in conducting with Sigma Alpha Iota.