Date of birth : December 27, 1994
Place of birth : Hong Kong
Occupation : Model
Cherry Ngan first started learning the piano at the age of five, and has since then achieved her second diploma in music at just the age of 16. In 2006, at the age of 12, she gained the highest mark in New Zealand for her Grade 8 piano exam. Cherry’s chamber music group was also chosen to compete in the CMNZ Secondary Schools National Chamber Music Finals twice, in 2008 and 2009. In the recent years, Cherry has won many notable competitions, such as the Lions Club of Te Awamutu Recital class, the Te Awamutu Mozart Piano Recital, the Tauranga Major Pianoforte Recital class, the Norah Howells Recital Award, as well as receiving the title of Most Promising Pianist 16 and over from the Hamilton Competitions Society. She was also nominated to compete in the New Zealand Young Performer of the Year in 2010. Cherry is 16 years of age and attends Hillcrest High School. She has studied piano with Tim Li for the last few years up until his departure to Germany, and now learns from Katherine Austin, a lecturer in piano performance at Waikato University.
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