Cheong Sio Pang

A full time researcher in university and an amateur art commentator, Cheong obtained his master’s degree in Public Policy at Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and is formerly a clarinettist of the Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany. He loves classical music and now serves as conductor of the orchestra in Escola Choi Nong Chi Tai, by which he can connect art to everyday life. Cheong is also a book lover.


Art innovation inspires others

Pursuing an academic career is not easy, as it requires years of reading and writing. In the face of the ever-changing knowledge, thesis writing has to be as comprehensive and exhaustive as possible...

08 2017 | Issue 22 Cheong Sio Pang

Out of norms in contemporary art

If you happen to be in Beijing now, you might visit “The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017”, an exhibition currently held at the Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in 798 Art Zone until July 9.

06 2017 | Issue 21 Cheong Sio Pang

A touching moment

Recently, I attended Piano Encounter: Meet Alice presented by Macao Orchestra, and am overwhelmed by the humanistic visions of the performance that go well beyond artistic creation.

04 2017 | Issue 20 Cheong Sio Pang

Longings beyond words

Last year, Tsinghua University invited Joja Wendt, a German pianist, to give a piano concert, “Around the World in 88 Keys” at the New Tsinghua Xuetang, which proved very popular with the children.

02 2017 | Issue 19 Cheong Sio Pang

The legacy of love

A few months ago, I have the privilege of watching Turnadot, the opening gala opera, at the 30th Macao International Music Festival. As Puccini’s final opera piece, Turnadot has an underlying theme of fate.

12 2016 | Issue 18 Cheong Sio Pang

Music–Companion for life

The Macao Band Directors Association organised the Taiwan Pre-tour Concert at the Macao Cultural Centre’s Small Auditorium as the rehearsal for the Macao Youth Symphonic Band...

10 2016 | Issue 17 Cheong Sio Pang