Oboist Zhe Cheng plays a wide range of repertoire as a virtuoso concert oboist, chamber musician, and orchestral player across Europe, Asia, and the United States. He is now teaching oboe performance and reed making class in Steinhardt School of NYU and the guest oboist at the Broadway show “Wicked”.
Cheng is a member of Asian New Music Group. Cheng was the guest principal oboe in orchestras such as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Shanghai Opera house. He has performed in music festivals including IDRS, ADRA, Shanghai New Music Weeks, Shanghai Spring Festival, and the Qingdao International Oboe Festival.
Before joining the NYU Double Reed faculty in 2018, Cheng served the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and its secondary school for 12 years. He was awarded the Excellent Teaching Prize by the Asian Double Reed Association. He is co-founder of the Shanghai Oboe Town Double Reed Ensemble.
Cheng received a Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste and Diplôme Supérieur de Musique de Chambre with a unanimous vote in 2007 at École Normale de Musique in Paris. His principal teachers were Pierre-Christophe Brilloit, Minghong Sun, and Huaqing Hu. He also studied with Jacques Tys, Jean-Claude Jaboulay, Michel Giboureau, and many other oboists.