Born in British Hong Kong, Florence Cheng was raised in a mixed culture. Florence received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting at San Francisco State University under scholarship, where she was studying choral conducting with Dr. Joshua Habermann, having vocal training with Catherine Cook in the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as second principle study.
Passionate about French culture, philosophy and music, in 2016 Florence finished a Ph.D.
of Musicology and Choral Conducting, with research on the culture and music environment around the early 20th Century France.
Florence was the conductor and vocal coach of San Francisco State University Women’s Chorus, a member of San Francisco Symphony Chorus, a member of Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and Symphony Silicon Valley Singers. She also served as teaching assistant of class ear training and musicianship under instruction
of Professor David Xiques.
Working in Hong Kong in the past decade, Florence strives for creative presentation in music. In the past few years from 2014-2019, she has been curating concerts of collaborative arts at Le French May art festival.
Florence is actively performing as a choral conductor and soprano with diverse repertoire, her choral production was broadcasted by one of the leading classical music channel Mezzo.tv in 2018. She also appears in performances as a vocalist in both classical and non-classical music events.
As a music educator, she works with music enthusiasts of all ages. She is currently the conductor of Opera Hong Kong Children Chorus, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, community choirs, school choirs and churches.
In the past years, she served as the music director of the Hong Kong Youth Choir, conductor of Hong Kong Baptist University Women’s Chorus,
the Hong Kong International Institute of Music, Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section), and the Diocesan Boy’s School.