Known as the Video Game Pianist, Martin Leung is one of the first musicians of the ’net generation to adapt game music to performance.
He won global acclaim at 17 in 2004 with what the New York Times described as his "signature blindfolded performance" of the Super Mario Bros. theme and a spirited Mario medley. His homemade video, filmed in one take and uploaded to the pre-YouTube web 1.0, attracted about 40 million views.
As a classical pianist, Leung has soloed with symphonies across North America.
Leung studied with Myong-joo Lee and Ory Shihor. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro. He graduated with a master’s degree in music from Yale as a student of Claude Frank. He is studying with Stewart Gordon for a doctorate degree at the University of Southern California.
|RECITAL ROUND (video)|
|Johann Sebastian Bach||(1685–1750)||
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
|Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Myra Hess)||Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147|
Berceuse in D-flat Major, Op. 57
|Frederic Chopin||(1810–1849)||Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op. 22|
Venezia e Napoli
Sonata in C Minor, D958
|CHAMBER MUSIC ROUND|
Sonata in B Minor, S. 178
Sonata in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 99
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43