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Ryan Cheng

Violinist Ryan Cheng has performed widely across the United States, Europe and Asia. Notable performances and collaborations include the MAFestival Brugge with Juilliard415 and Stephan MacLeod, Juilliard415 with Francesco Corti, American Bach Soloists, California Bach Society, the faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), the Boston Early Music Festival, and he will be appearing with the Smithsonian Viol Consort in 2024. He has won the Juilliard Historical Performance Concerto Competition and the SFCM Baroque Concerto Competition and participated in the 2022 Leipzig International Bach Competition.

In addition to the Orbis Pictus Ensemble, Ryan is a part of The Fooles, a baroque ensemble dedicated to 17th century Italian repertoire, which won the Association des Centres Culturels de Rencontre residency at Thiré with Les Arts Florissants. He is also a founding member of the Innominatum Baroque Ensemble, with which he plays violin and viol, and the Orbis Pictus Ensemble. Previous to studying at Juilliard, Ryan has studied at the San Francisco Conservatory with Ian Swensen and at the Eastman School of Music with Robin Scott and Bin Huang. Ryan is especially interested in experimenting with historical playing techniques. 

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