Chiyan Wong

Beyond the dazzling technical polish he brings to these fiendishly challenging pieces, most striking is Wong’s sincerity of purpose.

Gramophone Magazine, 2017

Chiyan Wong is an exciting, original and thoughtful pianist.

Stephen Hough

Chiyan Wong

Pianist

Young UK-based pianist Chiyan Wong astonishes audiences with the sincerity and authority of his playing. He was recently awarded a prestigious prize as one of most promising young artists to appear at the International Mozarteum Summer Academy and subsequently performed at the Salzburg Festival in Summer 2017. Wong is a broad and thoughtful musician with a special interest in the music of Franz Liszt and Ferruccio Busoni.

Wong released his critically-acclaimed debut album on LINN Records in Spring 2017 which featured Franz Liszt’s operatic transcriptions completed and edited by Wong himself: ‘I have run out of superlatives here as this really is a superb recording’ (Musicweb International). Recent highlights include successful debuts with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2) and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a Liszt/Beethoven programme, where he was immediately re-invited. He recently returned to the Singapore International Piano Festival and also performed at Stoller Hall as a featured artist in the International Piano Summer School at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester.

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