Gloria Cheng
Pianist  Gloria Cheng , winner of the 2009 GRAMMY for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra), is widely recognized as a colorful and communicative interpreter of contemporary music. She has garnered universal acclaim for her unassuming virtuosity and eloquence, and has premiered dozens of new compositions, including works composed for her by John Adams, Mark Applebaum, Pierre Boulez, Joan Huang, David Raksin, Terry Riley, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Stephen Andrew Taylor, Chinary Ung, and Andrew Waggoner.
Cheng's passionate dedication to contemporary music has brought about close collaborations with many of the leading composers of our time: Thomas Adés, Henry Brant, Earle Brown, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, John Harbison, Gyorgy Ligeti, Witold
Lutoslawski, Steve Reich, and Steven Stucky.

Cheng's solo discography includes her first highly praised CD of music by Olivier Messiaen on Koch, and two critically acclaimed Telarc releases: Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley and  Piano Dance: A 20th-Century Portrait. In July 2008 Cheng's newest Telarc disc: Piano Music of Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Stucky, and Witold Lutoslawski, was released to international accolades that include Gramophone Magazine's Editor's Choice, New York Times Record of the Year, and the GRAMMY for Best Instrumental
Soloist Performance

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
Compilation Piano Dance 4.50 stars CD
Arthur Bliss Comments:
  1. Joan Huang "Red Ribbon Dance from Reflections after a Rainbow"
  2. William Albright "Sleepwalker's Shuffle from Dream Rags"
  3. Claude Debussy "Golliwog's Cakewalk from Children's Corner"
  4. Samuel Adler "Like a Tarantelle from The Road to Terpsichore"
  5. Paul Hindemith "Shimmy from Suite 1922"
  6. Bahuslav Martinu "Polka in E major"
  7. Gyorgy Ligeti "Hungarian Rock for harpsichord (Chaconne)"
  8. Béla Bartók "Rumanian Dance, Op. 8a, No. 1"
  9. Igor Stravinsky "Tango" .
  10. Samuel Barber "Hesitation-Tango from Souvenirs".
  11. Per Norgard "A Tortoise's Tango (Without Jealousy)"
  12. Leo Ornstein "Waltz No. 7"
  13. Alexander Scriabin "Mazurka in D-flat major, Op. 40, No. 1"
  14. Francis Poulenc "Valse-Improvisation sur le nom de BACH"
  15. Maurice Ravel "Waltz IV from Valse nobles et sentimentales"
  16. George Antheil "Percussion Dance from La Femme de 100 Tétes"
  17. Philip Glass "Modern Love Waltz"
  18. Henry Cowel "Lilt of the Reel"
  19. Sergei Prokofiev "Rigaudon from Ten Episodes for Piano, Op. 12"
  20. Federico Mompou "Canción y Danza, No. 6"
  21. Alberto Ginastera "Danzas Criollas, No. 1"
  22. Donald R. Davis "Illicit Felicity"
  23. Miguel del Aguila "Conga"

    Gloria Cheng - Piano