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Bryan Cheng

Cellist – 23 years old

Winner of the inaugural Bader & Overton Canadian Cello Competition (2020) and Grand Prize at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition (2019), Bryan Cheng has secured a distinctive place in the world of classical music. He made his solo debut at age 10 with the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal, his Carnegie Hall recital debut at 14, his Elbphilharmonie debut in 2018, and since then has toured the world and collaborated with esteemed conductors such as Matthias Pintscher, Susanna Mälkki, Peter Oundjian, Joshua Weilerstein, and Jonathan Darlington.

Formerly studying with the late Yuli Turovsky and Hans Jørgen Jensen, Bryan is now in the studio of Jens Peter Maintz at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.

Bryan plays the ca. 1696 « Bonjour » Stradivari cello and ca. 1830 « Shaw » Adam bow, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank.

Learn more and listen :


Denis Brott, Executive Director
A Day in the Life


This project has been made possible with the invaluable financial assistance of :

  • The Azrieli Foundation
  • The Musical Instrument Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts
  • The William and Nancy Turner Foundation
  • Peter Letko & Daniel Brosseau of Letko Brosseau
  • The Llyod Carr-Harris Foundation
  • The Jane Skoryna Foundation
  • David Lyons