Cellist Bryan Cheng Awarded Verbier Pageant’s High Prize

(Photograph credit score: Harald Hoffmann)


Canadian cellist Bryan Cheng has been named because the 2022 recipient of the Verbier Pageant‘s Prix Yves Paternot, which is awarded annually to probably the most promising participant within the Pageant’s Academy. He’ll obtain a money prize of 10,000 Swiss francs, in addition to an invite to carry out on the subsequent version of the competition and a growth fund of as much as 15,000 Swiss francs.

A present scholar of Jens Peter Maintz on the Universität der Künste Berlin, Cheng acquired Second Prize and Viewers Prize on the 2021 Geneva Worldwide Music Competitors. In 2022, he was awarded sixth place on the Queen Elisabeth Competitors.

Cheng made his Carnegie Corridor debut to a full home on the age of simply 14. Since then, he has had various solo engagements, together with with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in 2018.

At Verbier, he was mentored by Alban Gerhardt, Frans Helmerson, and Miklós Perényi in cello masterclasses, and by Mihaela Martin, Augustin Dumay, Mathieu Herzog, and Gábor Takács-Nagy in chamber music.

“I’ve discovered a lot and found so many wonderful musicians and musical performances over the previous few weeks,” mentioned Cheng of his time on the competition. “I stay up for returning to the Pageant and being a part of this inspiring Verbier household.”

You may hear Cheng’s efficiency of the Elgar Cello Concerto from the Queen Elisabeth finals under.