An evening of jazz featuring an eclectic combination of instruments that celebrates Hong Kong’s multicultural tradition, led by acclaimed guitarist Teriver Cheung.
According to JazzTimes, “Teriver Cheung demonstrates an impressive command of his instrument and reveals a mature, composerly approach”. Born in Hong Kong, the jazz guitarist and composer has frequently collaborated with musicians including Latin Grammy Award winner Eddie Gómez, Billy Drummond, Jean-Michel Pilc, George Garzone and Antonio Hart. As the leader of his ensemble, he tours with his group and appears at major music festivals such as Jazz Marathon for the International Jazz Day, Jazz W Ruinach Festival (Poland) and Taichung Jazz Festival. In 2015, Cheung curated the multimedia concert Hong Kong Episodes and co-wrote an original work in collaboration with the classical music composer Fung Lam. As a project commissioned by the World Cultures Festival 2015, Hong Kong Episodes received critical acclaim. In 2017, the Hong Kong Episodes was invited to do a world tour and was presented at The Hong Kong Music Series in London and Hong Kong Week 2017 @ Taipei. As a cultural touring programme to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, Hong Kong Episodes was also performed in six cities in the Mainland, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Nanning.
In 2017 Cheung established Ensemble Transience. Their recent project, Composition & Improvisation, supported by Home Affairs Bureau Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, aims to explore more creative collaborations and musical possibilities between Jazz and classical musicians, and to promote musical education to the younger generation. In 2019, he curated and performed for the Jazz Gala—The Legend and Beyond at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, as part of the celebration activities for the Cultural Centre 30th Anniversary. With his unique sound and rich musical background, Cheung has become one of the most active composers, performers and curators in Hong Kong. As a collaborating Jazz artist, he has performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and participate in various production in the mainstream music industry. As a educator, he is the guest tutor and lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Education University of Hong Kong, as well as doing music workshops and guided concerts at different universities and secondary school, introducing Jazz and improvisation to the young generation.
Teriver Cheung is an endorsed artist for the D’Angelico Guitars and Fender In-Ear Monitors.Ensemble Transience
Formed by Teriver Cheung in 2017, Ensemble Transience is a chamber group focuses on contemporary music with hybrid of modern jazz and classical music languages,incorporate improvisation into composed materials.
His debut album The Episodes, recorded in Taipei, is expected to be released in 2018.