Yau Cheng has held positions as a Leverhulme Artist and Junior Fellow in Piano Accompaniment at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. She earned both her Master and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (USA), under the tutelage of Emile Naoumoff, and was a pupil of Nancy Loo and Mimi Li in Hong Kong and then of Caroline Palmer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, gaining a Master of Music in Piano Accompaniment with distinction.
She has performed in venues in England and in her native Hong Kong, and enjoys an active career as an accompanist in masterclasses and as a répétiteur and collaborative pianist for opera venues, companies and individual musicians. She regularly plays for Hampstead Garden Opera and Bel Canto London.
She was on the faculty of Indiana University’s Young Pianists Programme, and was an adjunct lecturer for undergraduate music theory and aural skills classes.