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

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

Chiyan released his critically-acclaimed debut album Liszt Transfigured: Operatic Fantasies for Piano on LINN Records in 2017 which features Franz Liszt’s operatic transcriptions completed and edited by Wong. The album was recently awarded the Grand Prix, 1st Prize, in the Liszt Ferenc Társaság's 40th Grand Prix Competition

He has made 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 returned to the Singapore International Piano Festival in 2017 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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