The Cheng Quartet was formed in 2015 and is currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All the four members Winnie Cheng, Wan-Ru Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sam Tsai and Sheng-Chiun Rick Lin were originally from Taiwan, and has received their degrees from cooperation between the Netherlands String Quartet Academy and Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2019, which provided them with intense coaching by professors Marc Danel, Gilles Millet, Vlad Bogdanas, Yovan Markovitch, Stefan Metz, Joachim Eijlander, Paul Scheepers, Dimitry Ferschtman and Kees Koelmans.
The musicians have attended masterclasses given by some of the most renowned musicians worldwide, such as Heinz Holliger, Eberhard Feltz (professor of Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin), Luc-Marie Aguera (Ysaÿ e Quartet), Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet), Petr Prause (Talich Quartet), Cibrán Sierra Vázquez (Cuarteto Quiroga), Lukas Hagen (Hagen Quartet) and the Debussy Quartet. Since September 2019, the quartet has been committed to the chamber music program at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover under Oliver Wille’s mentor.
Cheng Quartet has been invited by various renowned organizations to perform in Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Nationale Opera & Ballet, Leidse Schouwburg – Stadsgehoorzaal, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Conservatoire de Paris, Casa da Musica Porto, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Lisboa, Maison de la Radio Geneva and Konzerthaus Berlin, among others.
In 2017, Cheng Quartet was named the new fellowship quartet-in-residence at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy and they received Young Talent Awards from Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds in June 2018. In that year, Cheng Quartet has been selected to take part in Le Dimore del Quartetto project in Italy. 2020 January the quartet won the second prize at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb.
At the 2020 Grachtenfestival, they will be performing with cellist Ketevan Roinishvlli as temporary replacement of Rick.