Known for the fluidity and spontaneity in her playing, Cara Cheung is a Canadian cellist born in Hong Kong. She has shared her passion for music on stage all across the world.
It was during her years as a performer that Cara discovered her interest in working behind the scenes: to facilitate the art form she loves in a different capacity. She was the 20/20 ensemble program coordinator at Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford and has held different administrative positions at collegiate music schools. Through working in a wide range of community outreach and educational concerts, from correctional facilities to rehabilitation centers, from elementary schools to the senior living centers, Cara has had the chance to meet people from all walks of life and is convinced that music can make our lives better, no matter our circumstances. She is committed to bringing quality music to all people and helping surrounding communities to see music as a necessity for a life full of deep satisfaction.
Cara began her training at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts under the tutelage of renowned pedagogy Ray Wang. While there, she was awarded a full-tuition scholarship and stipend for all years of her undergraduate studies. She then furthered her study at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with Brinton Smith where she received her Master’s degree. Cara also holds an Artist Diploma from the Hartt School of Music.
Cara resides in East Lyme with her husband, daughter, and a very cute 25-pound dog. She can be heard playing with Hartford Symphony Orchestra and New Haven Symphony Orchestra. In her spare time, she enjoys watching videos on Twitch and YouTube and listening to K-pop.