Bryan Cheng
Canada, °1997
CELLO 2022 : Sixth Prize
Bryan Cheng won first prize at the UNISA International Strings Competition in Pretoria and second prize and the audience prize at the Geneva International Music Competition. He first performed in a recital at Carnegie Hall at the age of fourteen. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the studio of Jens Peter Maintz. Also in Berlin, he will make his debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester at the Philharmonie in Berlin in June 2023. Bryan Cheng has performed as a soloist with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the Wiener Stadtorchester. As a chamber musician, he performs as a member of CelloFellos, the Cheng² Duo, together with his sister Silvie Cheng, and with musicians such as Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, and Antje Weithaas. With the Cheng² Duo he has recorded three albums with the Audite label, Russian Legends, Violonchelo del Fuego and Violoncelle Français.


2015 - : Jens Peter Maintz
2013 - 2015 : Hans Jorgen Jensen
2006 - 2013 : Yuli Turovsky


2015 - 2021 : Bachelor‘s, Universität der Künste Berlin


2021 : Victoria Hall, Genève, Switzerland, Concours de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Georg Fritzsch (cond.)
2021 : Frauenkirche Dresden, Germany, Silvie Cheng, piano
2021 : Flagey Studio 1, Brussels, Belgium, Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, Silvie Cheng, piano
2020 : Southam Hall, Ottawa, National Arts Centre of Canada, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (cond.)
2020 : Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax, Canada, Symphony Nova Scotia, Alexander Prior (cond.)
2020 : Maison symphonique, Montréal, Canada, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Matthias Pintscher (cond.)
2019 : Chicago Cultural Center, USA, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Silvie Cheng, piano
2018 : Stadttheater Flensburg, Stadttheater Heide, Germany, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester, David Geringas (cond.)
2018 : Musiikkitalo, Helsinki, Finland, International Paulo Cello Competition, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki (cond.)
2018 : Großer Saal, Elbphilharmonie, Germany, TONALi, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Joshua Weilerstein (cond.)


2021 : 2nd Prize, Audience Prize, Students Prize, Geneva International Music Competition
2020 : 1st, Vienna New Year's Concert International Competition
2020 : 1st, Bader & Overton Canadian Cello Competition
2019 : Grand Prize, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition
2019 : 1st, Hellam International Young Artists' Competition
2018 : 4th, VI International Paulo Cello Competition
2018 : 2nd, TONALi Grand Prix Hamburg
Laureates' concert Cello 2022 - Bryan Cheng
Final 2022 : Bryan Cheng - Dvořák
Semi-final 2022 : Bryan Cheng - recital
Semi-final 2022 : Bryan Cheng - concerto
First round 2022 : Bryan Cheng
Final (02/06/2022)
Jörg Widmann 5 Albumblätter
Antonín Dvořák Concerto n. 2 in B minor op. 104 B 191
Bryan Cheng, cello
Brussels Philharmonic, dir. Stéphane Denève

Récital (21/05/2022)

Enrique Granados Intermezzo (arr. Gaspar Cassadó) (Goyescas)
Ludwig van Beethoven Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen WoO 46
Daan Janssens Wie aus der Ferne
Francis Poulenc Sonata for cello and piano FP 143
Manuel de Falla Danse espagnole (arr. Maurice Gendron) (La vida breve)
Bryan Cheng, cello
Silvie Cheng, pianist accompanist

Concerto (18/05/2022)

Joseph Haydn Concerto n. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1
Bryan Cheng, cello
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
First round (11/05/2022)
Luigi Boccherini Sonata in C minor G. 2
Eugène Ysaÿe Grave (Sonata for solo cello in C minor op. 28)
Paul Hindemith Phantasiestück op. 8/2
Bryan Cheng, cello
Karel Steylaerts, cellist accompanist
Silvie Cheng, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
The Competition's CD's
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