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Country: United States
Birth Date: January 8, 2007
Teacher: Sharon Mann
School: Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California.
Concerto: Mozart Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 (I. Allegro)
Munan Cheng, age fifteen, is a sophomore in Valley Christian High School, San Jose, California. She started playing piano at age four and currently studies with Dr. Sharon Mann. Her previous teachers include Professor Hans Boepple, Ms. Lena Grozman and Dr. Natalya Lundtvedt. She had the honor to participate in masterclasses and lessons with Gilbert Kalish, John Perry, Jerome Lowenthal, Boris Slutsky, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Eduardo Delgado, James Giles, Alan Chow, Baruch Meir, and Michael Lewin.
Munan is a prize winner of David D. Dubois Piano Competition, Charleston International Music Competition, of Princeton Festival Piano Competition, Wonder Keys Piano Competition, Young Euregion Piano Award, CAPMT Honors Competition, United States International Competition, San Jose International Piano Competition, Los Angeles Young Musician International Competition, MTAC Northern California Solo Competition, Pacific Musical Society Competition, San Francisco Chopin Competition, US Open and ProPiano.
In addition to solo work, Munan loves chamber music very much. She attended Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival and Institute in 2017 and 2018. She plays chamber music at Crowden Music Center. She also has been a part of Valley Christian School Chamber Ensemble since sixth grade. Besides Music@Menlo, Munan has attended PianoTexas International Festival & Academy, Vivace Music Festival, Artcial International Music Festival, San Jose International Piano Competition Summer Workshop, John Perry Academy of Music, and Todi International Music Masters.
Munan is a member of Bay Area Youth Music Society, non-profit community service program that holds both free and fundraising concerts routinely. Munan was invited to play for Steinway Society and Channing House Senior Center several times. She enjoys sharing her music, especially chamber music, with her community and bringing more and more people to know and love classical music as a whole.
Outside music, Munan is a straight A student and enjoys reading, mathematics and taking pictures of her dogs.