Shih-Hsien Tsai, viola
Sheng-Chiun Lin, cello
The Cheng Quartet was formed in 2015 and is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All the four members were originally from Taiwan, and have received their master degree from cooperation between the Netherlands String Quartet Academy (NSKA) and Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) in 2018.
Since September 2017, the quartet has been committed to the Post-graduate program at the NSKA with cooperation with CvA, which provides them with intense
coaching by professors Marc Danel, Gilles Millet, Vlad Bogdanas, Yovan Markovitch, Stefan Metz, Joachim Eijlander, Paul Scheepers, Dimitry Ferschtman and Kees Koelmans. They have attended masterclasses given by some of the most renowned musicians worldwide, such as Heinz Holliger, Eberhard Feltz (professor at Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin), Luc-Marie Aguera (Ysaÿ e Quartet), Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet), Petr Prause (Talich Quartet), Jonathan Brown (Cuarteto
Casals),Vera Martinez (Cuarteto Casals), Mark Steinberg (Brentano Quartett), Cibrán Sierra Vázquez(Cuarteto Quiroga), Isabel Charisius(Alban Berg Quartett), Sally Pendlebury (Fitzwilliam Quartet), Enrico Bronzi (Trio di Parma, Italien) and Debussy Quartet etc.
The Cheng Quartet has been invited by various renowned organizations to perform in Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Nationale Opera & Ballet, Leidse Schouwburg – Stadsgehoorzaal, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Conservatoire de Paris, Casa da Musica Porto, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Lisboa, and Maison de la Radio Geneva, among others.
In 2017, Cheng Quartet was named the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy and they received Young Talent Awards from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in June 2018. In 2018 , Cheng Quartet has been selected to take part in Le Dimore del Quartetto project in Italy.