Cheng2 Duo: Now Streaming on New Date

April 24 7:30 to 8:40 pm

Trail & District Arts Council presents Cheng² Duo as part of the 6 Beats Apart series.

Named one of CBC Music’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, the dynamic Cheng² Duo has been making music together for the past 17 years. Captivating audiences and critics alike, the Chinese-Canadian brother-and-sister duo has uncompromising musical integrity, undeniable chemistry, and unparalleled communication with its listeners.


They'll be livestreaming their French Impressionism concert straight to your living room this Saturday at 7:30 pm!
Pick Your Price Ticketing: $0 - $50 for your virtual ticket. Only one ticket needed per screen. Recommended price $10 per person.
Tickets online 24/7 at or by calling the Box Office at 250-368-9669 from Monday to Friday 12-4 pm. 

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)Sonate pour violoncelle et piano en ré mineur, L. 135

I. Prologue
II. Sérénade
III. Finale

NADIA BOULANGER (1887-1979): Trois pièces pour violoncelle et piano
I. Modéré
II. Sans vitesse et à l’aise
III. Vite et nerveusement rythmé

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): Sonate posthume en la mineur, M. 12

FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, FP 143
I. Allegro — Tempo di Marcia
II. Cavatine
III. Ballabile
IV. Finale

Due to ongoing provincial health restrictions on events and travel, we are unable to present the Cheng2 Duo at The Bailey Theatre as an in-person performance.

But that just means more people can watch the online performance on the new date of Saturday, April 24th at 7:30 pm.

Virtual doors at 7:15pm.


Cheng² Duo (pronounced Cheng Squared Duo) was formed by award-winning 23-year-old cellist Bryan Cheng and pianist Silvie Cheng. Bryan, Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and 2020 Bader & Overton Competitions, and Sylvie, recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein Award for exceptional promise in piano performance, are in the vanguard of creative programming, commissioning nearly a dozen new works, as well as curating cross-disciplinary concert experiences.

With a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque to contemporary, original arrangements inspired by folk music to new commissioned works, Bryan and Silvie are equally committed to presenting both traditional masterworks and the music of their time. The duo has presented engaging recitals in concert halls throughout the world and been featured at numerous international festivals, including Aspen (Colorado), Trasimeno (Italy), Usedom (Germany) and Festival of the Sound (Ontario).

Cheng² Duo has released a trilogy of critically acclaimed albums on the German label audite: “Russian Legends” (2019, one of BBC Radio Scotland's Albums of the Week), “Violonchelo del fuego” (2018), and “Violoncelle français” (2016), which was selected as one of WCRB Classical Radio Boston’s top CDs of 2017. The duo’s recordings have been lauded for their “phenomenal virtuosity”, “maturity and perfection”, “extremely imaginative and personal interpretation”, “taste, sure flair for phrasing, and tonal beauty”.

“The Cheng² Duo digs deep under the virtuoso fireworks to find the inner life of each work in their varied repertoire. While they certainly display impeccable technique, there’s much more to good music than that and this pair of artists have a great gift for coaxing the music off the page and into vivid life.” - Large Stage Live! (Canada)

“Highly eloquent performances that show the talent of the Canadian Cheng² Duo. Extremely imaginative and personal interpretation.”- Pizzicato Magazine (Luxemburg)

Show 70 minutes.

Tickets may only be purchased online or by phoning the Box Office at 250-368-9669 from Monday to Friday 12-4 pm.

Our 6 Beats Apart Series is sponsored by Kootenay Savings Credit Union, Century 21, McEwan Law, Trail Beer Refinery and Teck Metals Ltd. Our programming is made possible thanks to funding from the Government of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Vancouver Foundation.

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Bailey Theatre
Address: 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail