"Bryan Cheng is an outstanding young artist...we sought not just a performer with a solid technique, but also somebody who had something to say about the music and a real connection with the audience. Bryan impressed on every level.”
David Pickard | Director of the BBC Proms
Timisoara, Romania | "Banatul" Philharmonic Hall
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
"Banatul" Philharmonic Orchestra of Timisoara
Stefan Geiger, conductor
Bryan Cheng received the ca. 1696 “Bonjour" Stradivari cello on a 3-year loan from the Canada Council for the Arts. Bryan becomes the first cellist in the history of the Canada Council for the Arts' Musical Instrument Bank to be awarded consecutive loans of this remarkable instrument.
Bryan embarks on a two month journey of recitals and chamber music collaborations, performing at various festivals in Canada, the USA and Germany. Alongside Silvie Cheng as Cheng² Duo, Leonard Disselhorst as CelloFellos, as well as other fantastic musicians in numerous chamber music formations, Bryan and his stage partners will collectively be playing over 60 pieces by 43 composers over the summer.
Relax and unwind with a selection of my recordings from the Cheng² Duo discography and from the 2022 Queen Elisabeth Competition.
Cheng² Duo | Bryan & Silvie Cheng | 2019 | AUDITE
Cheng² Duo's third album, released May 2019: a double-CD album of Russian music by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Glazunov, Arensky, and Scriabin.