Lauded as one of ’16 Incredibly Impressive Students at Princeton University’ by Business Insider, American pianist Edward Leung has performed solo recitals and appeared with orchestras across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Most recently, he won First Prize and the Felix Marr Award at the 2021 Stratford and East London Music Festival. He has performed concertos with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in America, Filarmonica Mihail Jora Bacau in Italy, and Music of the Spheres Ensemble in London, and will be performing with the Orchestra of the Swan next season. He is represented by The Keyboard Charitable Trust in London and Live Music Now UK, and has upcoming engagements at the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, as well as concert venues across London. He has won all the major prizes at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. As a keen advocate for new music, Edward has worked with Louis Andriessen, Samuel Adler, Chris Rogerson, and Nick DiBerardino on their solo and chamber works.
A sought–after chamber musician, Edward is a member of the award–winning duo,Kapoor–Leung Duo, with violinist Usha Kapoor. The Duo has won the 2020 Tunnell Trust Awards, and joined the ChamberStudio scheme as the first ensemble to be mentored by Tasmin Little. Upcoming engagements include Wigmore Hall,Winchester Chamber Music Festival, Ulverston International Music Festival, Wye Valley Music, Marden House Concerts, and a debut commercial recording with Resonus Classics. Edward has also collaborated with some of the most important chamber musicians of today, including members of the Artemis, Lindsay, Elias, and Daedalus String Quartets, as well as Viviane Hagner, Charles Neidich, and Rafal Zambrzycki–Payne.
As an entrepreneur, Edward is the founder of Opus 21, an innovative chamber music collective dedicated to bringing an eclectic repertory of chamber music to Princeton University and beyond. He has curated programmes juxtaposing contemporary works of living composers with traditional repertoire, organised high–profile concerts throughout New York and New Jersey, and managed the financial and logistical elements of operating the ensemble. Hailed by The Daily Princetonian for its‘dramatic, exciting performances’ and ‘a true need in the Princeton arts community’, Opus 21 has formed chamber music collaborations with Harvard and Columbia Universities, and has performed at the Harvard Club of New York,Richardson Auditorium, and the APAP|NYC for the North American premiere of Sam Wu’s ‘dolphin song’.
Edward received a Bachelor of Arts in the School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, where he studied with Francine Kay. Afterwards, he was named the inaugural Aske–Princeton International Fellow at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School in Hertfordshire, England. He received a Master of Music and Advanced Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he studied with Pascal Nemirovski