Tuesday, Jan 15 – Cheng2 Duo: German Giants
Tuesday, January 15th @ 7:30
Adults $35, Students & Seniors $30, Children $25
The history of classical music would not be complete without acknowledging the immense contributions of the great German composers. Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schumann’s glorious writings for cello and piano duo truly highlight the partnership of music-making. Tender and energetic, expressive and dynamic, this collection of beloved sonatas and hidden gems will transport you to rich sound worlds. Discover the timelessness of these brilliant German masterworks!
Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, the Cheng² Duo (pronounced Cheng Squared Duo) is celebrated by audiences and critics alike for its artistic excellence, generous spirit, and compelling vibrancy. The brother- and-sister duo is formed by 20-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng, recipient of the 2017 Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize, and pianist Silvie Cheng, recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for exceptional promise in piano performance.
Quickly becoming an audience favourite wherever they perform, the dynamic Cheng² Duo has been making music together for the past 14 years. The duo’s refreshing approach to making classical music accessible to new audiences of all backgrounds is steeped in a rare balance of infectious joy and enthusiasm in their playing on one hand, and mature, historically informed, and profound interpretations on the other. With wide-ranging repertoire from Baroque to Contemporary, from original arrangements inspired by folk music to new commissioned works, the duo has presented engaging recitals in notable venues throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. They have established a reputation for being invited for return engagements at prestigious venues and festivals, including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Festival of the Sound, Vermont’s Pro-Concert Series, and Ottawa Chamberfest.