AGE 41 I SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA I UNITED STATES
INFORMATION SECURITY ARCHITECT
A computer science graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, Gorden Cheng has grown a flourishing career in technology for more than 20 years, currently serving as director of information security for the Oracle Corporation in San Diego. The Chongqing, China, native is not a conservatory-trained pianist; he’s taken private lessons for many years, which has yielded fantastic results on the amateur scene, including top-three competition prizes in Chicago, Boston, Colorado Springs, Paris, Warsaw, and Washington, D.C., as well as a semifinalist finish at the last Cliburn Amateur in 2016. For him, competing is about “sharing his music with people and performing on a big stage.” Outside of these pursuits, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, and is a huge fan of FC Barcelona and UFC.