Born in Hong Kong, pianist Chiyan Wong's audacity and vision have captivated listeners, in a repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the 21st century.
Chiyan recently made his Paris debut at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and gave the Hungarian premiere of Thomas Adès' Piano Concerto at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. His recital for Premiere Performances Hong Kong in 2021 has been the subject of a feature-length concert film Encore!, which was shown in his native city.
This year sees the release of SWING! – a recording for Platoon/Apple Music, comprising of jazz influenced music by Alexander Tsfasman and Maurice Ravel, in a collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Koncz. Chiyan's two recordings have met with critical acclaim. In his debut album for LINN Records (Liszt Transfigured), he was awarded the 40th Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque by the Franz Liszt Society in Hungary, in which he completed and edited Liszt's opera transcriptions. For his second album, he recorded his version of Bach's Goldberg Variations, drawing from the edition by Ferruccio Busoni.
Having made his debut at prestigious venues such as the Salzburg Mozarteum, and the Wigmore Hall, in which he gave an all-Liszt recital, Chiyan first came to international attention in earlier debuts at festivals such as the International Music Festival in Dinard, France, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and the Singapore International Piano Festival.
Chiyan recently completed his doctorate on Busoni at the Royal Academy of Music in London, with support from the Lee Hysan Foundation. He now resides in Berlin.