Cheng Tzu-Ting was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, and is currently a Zhongruan musician with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra. She graduated from the Tainan National University of the Arts (TNUA) in 2008, with a major in Ruan (under the tutelage of Chen Yi-Chien) and minors in Sanxian and composition. In the course of her studies, she has been mentored by renowned teachers like Ho Li-Hsiang, Yu Hui-Lan, Ts'ui Chun-Miao, T'ang Liang-Hsing and Feng Shao-Hsien.
An active performer since her student days, Cheng took part in many school concerts, in addition to her personal recitals. She performed in her graduation recital in 2008, a joint recital with Ping Hsiao-Chieh in 2007, and a promotion recital “Concealed Fluency” in collaboration with Liu Hsin-Lin in 2004. She won the top prize in the Ruan (varsity) category in the Wei Wu Ying National Music Competition held at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in 2008.
She is heavily involved in the local music scene after moving to Singapore, having performed as a soloist for many concerts, while maintaining a strong presence in Taiwan. Concerts held in Singapore include the Cheng San Chinese Orchestra Gala Concert – Ode to Sun in 2018, where she was the soloist in the Singapore premiere of the Ruan concerto Song of Dawn and Dusk, a joint recital: “Soulmates: A Pipa and Ruan Recital” in 2015, “Ruan Harmonies” in 2014, where she was the soloist in the piece Autumn, a joint recital “Heart Strings” in 2013, “Asian Waves: The Changing Face of Asia” in 2012 where she was a soloist in the premiere of Autumn Blues for Ruan and Erhu, and “Happy Ruan Family” in 2010, where she was the soloist in the piece “Self-Admiration”. Events in Taiwan include the “Liuqin and Ruan Interpretation and Education Forum” and the “Overseas and Local Faculty/Student Joint Concert” in 2014, where she was the soloist in the piece Childhood, and “Flight of the Bumblebee – Outstanding Alumni and the TNUA Plucked Strings Ensemble Joint Concert” in 2009, where she was the soloist in Capricho árabe.
On top of her busy performing career, she is highly committed to music education in Singapore, instructing Chinese Orchestras in various primary and secondary schools, and has received numerous awards from the Ministry of Education in recognition of her contribution.