Bryan Cheng smiles into the camera.
Cellist Bryan Cheng Photo: Donna Santos

Bryan Cheng is a Canadian-born and Berlin-based cellist. A major prize-winner at the world’s most prestigious international competitions, including Queen Elisabeth, Geneva, and Paulo, Bryan made his sold-out Carnegie Hall recital debut at age 14, his Elbphilharmonie debut at age 20 with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and in 2022 was the first cellist to be awarded the Verbier Festival’s coveted Yves Paternot Prize. Upcoming solo highlights include Bryan’s Berliner Philharmonie debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, returns to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and National Arts Centre Orchestra, in Ottawa, debut with the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Slovak, Calgary, and Cape Town Philharmonics, and a stint as artist-in-residency with the Filarmonica Banatul TimiÈ™oara. Further highlights include recital tours throughout Canada, the Pacific Northwest, Europe and South Africa, as well as re-invitations to the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie, Brussels’ Flagey cultural centre and the Verbier Festival. Bryan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Universität der Künste, Berlin, and is now enrolled in the Professional Studies program at Germany’s Kronberg Academy.

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