Featured musician Jacqueline Ching-Ling Leung
Canadian pianist Jacqueline Ching-Ling (Jackie) Leung has appeared in recitals and festivals in Holland, Germany, Canada, USA, and Ecuador. Leung is a Doctoral candidate at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Piano Performance and a minor in Management from McGill University.
Leung’s interests include music improvisation and blurring the lines of musical genre. Using her improvisations, she collaborated with Erik Spangler (aka DJ Dubble8) to premiere his composition "Double Identities" (2014) for piano, electronics, and Hip Hop DJ at the Baltimore Boom Bap Hip Hop Society Show. They also gave a performance in November of 2015 in the Circuit Bridges electroacoustic concert series in New York City. Recently Leung and DJ Dubble8 performed a recital, and gave a workshop on improvisation together at FIMAC-II (Festival Internacional de Música Académica Contemporánea in Ecuador. The recital program featured a unique pairing of solo piano repertoire sets that led into electronic and acoustic chamber improvisations DJ Dubble8.
Honored a Gold Medal Teacher by the Royal Conservatory of Music, Leung has adjudicated for the New York State School Music Association Festival, coaches undergraduate chamber music, and has taught undergraduate private lessons in piano at SUNY Stony Brook University. She has also given masterclasses for students of The Hawthorn School in Toronto, University of Cuenca , and at the Pumapongo Museum in Ecuador. From 2006-2009, she was lecturer for undergraduate Keyboard Lab at The Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Jacqueline has also lectured with flautist Kaili Maimets in the Music Performance Lecture Series at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and given a paper at the International Interdisciplinary 19th Century European Folk Revival Conference (United Kingdom) on Cortot’s edition of Chopin’s fourth Ballade.