The Adelphi Orchestra presents "The Great Romantics" with Cellist Bryan Cheng and Pianist Terry Eder

Friday, May 10th at 730 PM, River Dell Middle School Auditorium River Edge, NJ and Saturday, May 11th at 7:00 PM, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church NYC. Bryan Cheng will be performing on the Bonjour Stradivarius (ca.1696) and Shaw Adam bow (ca 1830).
RIVER EDGE, N.J. - April 30, 2019 - PRLog -- The orchestra will perform works by Rossini, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Grieg under the baton of Conductor Richard Owen. The program will showcase Bryan Cheng, Adelphi Orchestra Competition winner, in Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 and Pezzo Capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 62. Saturdays program will showcase Terry Eder in the Schumann Piano Concerto no 1.  The concert will also include, Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2.
This program has been made possible in part by a grant administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


Bryan Cheng (Cello)
Top prize laureate of the VI International Paulo Cello Competition, 21-year-old Canadian Bryan Cheng is acclaimed internationally for his "absolutely astonishing" (La Presse) command of the cello, "dreamy beauty" (Süddeutsche Zeitung), and his "abundant facility, innate musicality, and sense of joy" (New York Concert Review). He made his solo debut at age 10 with the Orchestre de chambre I Top prize laureate of the VI International Paulo Cello Competition,
Solo highlights of recent and upcoming seasons include appearances with Finland's Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, and Tapiola Sinfonietta (conducting from the cello); Germany's Schleswig-Holsteinisches Sinfonieorchester and Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim; New Jersye's Adelphi Orchestra; Missouri's Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra, Niagara and Okanagan Symphony Orchestras, Symphony Nova Scotia, and Esprit Orchestra, collaborating with such esteemed conductors as Susanna Mälkki, Peter Oundjian, David Geringas, Alexander Prior, Eva Ollikainen, and Alain Trudel. In 2017, after being awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Michael Measures Prize, Bryan embarked on a 12-city coast-to-coast tour as soloist with Canada's National Youth Orchestra and conductor Jonathan Darlington. 2018-19 distinctions include First Prize at the Hellam
International Young Artists' Competition, Second Prize and two special prizes at the TONALi Grand Prix in Hamburg, Grand Prize at Adelphi Orchestra International Competition in NYC, and a Sylva Gelber Music
Foundation Award.
Bryan has released a trilogy of critically-acclaimed albums on German classical label audite: Russian Legends (2019), Violonchelo del fuego (2018), and Violoncelle français (2016), which was selected as one of
WCRB Classical Radio Boston's top 8 CDs of 2017. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree at the Universität der Künste Berlin in the studio of Jens Peter Maintz, and plays on the ca.1696 Bonjour Stradivarius
cello and ca. 1830 Shaw Adam bow, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Musical Instrument Bank as First Laureate of their 2018 Competition.

Terry Eder(Piano)
Terry Eder's New York début at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 2004 received critical acclaim, leading to performances at other prominent halls in the U.S., Germany, Italy, France, and China. She was a prizewinner at the IBLA Grand Prize international competition in Sicily, where she subsequently was invited to participate on the jury. Ms. Eder is an ardent advocate of the music of Béla Bartók and other Hungarian composers, the result of a research project undertaken through the Hungarian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the International Research & Exchanges Board. She worked with pianist, composer, and teacher Zoltán Kocsis in Budapest, and learned to speak Hungarian, as part of this specialized study.

Ms. Eder has released three recordings to date: Béla Bartók Piano Music on MSR Classics, Dohnányi Piano Pieces on Hungaroton, and Portrait on CD Baby. She is founder and director of the concert series KEY PIANISTS held each season at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and curator of concerts at North of History. Ms. Eder's current season includes a return to Weill Recital Hall in April 2019.

About The Adelphi Orchestra
The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance concerts. For the past 15 years, the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and
Young Artist Concerts throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors. Nominated by its peers for the past 4 years the Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division, the Adelphi Orchestra is a member of Opera America and the League of Orchestras. It is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 65 years. The mission of the Adelphi Orchestra is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of New Jersey, with special emphasis given to families with young children, seniors and those with limited financial means. To further this end, numerous concerts are offered free of admission charges. The Adelphi Orchestra strives to advance the orchestral arts through education, commissions, community partnerships, and its robust young artist programming. Within the orchestra, the company fosters a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish. To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit

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Fri May 10th: Tickets VIP Reserved $25 via Eventbrite Suggested Donation $20 - Never required
Sat May 11th: Tickets $25; General Admission via Eventbrite $30 at the door.

Upcoming 2018-19 Concert Season

The Great Romantics

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church New York City, New York Saturday, May 11, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Terry Eder (Piano), Bryan Cheng (Cello)

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