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Yu-Ting Cheng

Yu-Ting Cheng (born 14 Nov 1989 in Taipei), is an award-winning Taiwanese clarinetist and composer.
Yu-Ting commenced her musical studies in 2008 on clarinet performance at Soochow University with Pei-Yun Lin. Then she enrolled in Peabody Insititute of the Johns Hopkins University as a master student in 2012, studied with the Principal Clarinetist of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,Steven Barta. In 2014, she began her doctorate and assistantship at West Virginia Univeristy, studied composition with David Taddie. In 2016, she is also enrolled as a doctorate student and a teaching assistant at Stony Brook Univeristy, studying with former Artistic Director of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Alan R. Kay.
Yu-Ting has captured audiences since 2002 by winning the first prize on Taipei Student Music Competition among groups of young talented clarinetists. In 2003, as a teen of 14, she won the first prize of the most competitive national music competition -Hsing Tien Kong Young Artist Award. During her assistantship at West Virginia, Yu-Ting gave recitals, master classes at Fairmont State University, John Marshall High School and Kingwood Elementary School. On Aug 2016, she was selected as an outstanding alumna by Taiwan Chapter Society of Peabody Alumni and will be giving her personal recital on Aug 2017 at the Taiwan national concert hall.