Waltzes, Tangos, and a Minuet
The 24-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng is fast-becoming internationally renowned, having already won second prize and Audience Choice at the Geneva International Music Competition. His Toronto solo recital debut includes an energetic program that pays homage to the magical intersection of music, dance and nature that is the Music Garden. Cheng will perform masterworks and rarely-heard gems through the voice of the prized ‘Bonjour’ Stradivarius cello from the year 1696 (on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank) of the cello repertoire, spanning four continents and three centuries. The program will culminate in Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Suite No. 1 for Solo Cello,” the piece that inspired Yo-Yo Ma to create the Toronto Music Garden in 1999.
This event is presented as part of Harbourfront Centre's Summer Music in the Garden.