UK-based pianist Chiyan Wong has been astonishing audiences with the sincerity and authority of his playing. He is a broad and thoughtful musician with a special interest in the music of Franz Liszt and Ferruccio Busoni. Wong was recently 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.
Wong released his critically-acclaimed debut CD on LINN Records in 2017 which featured 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). In 2016, he made debuts with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra where he was immediately re-invited for the following season. He recently returned to the Singapore International Piano Festival and performed at Stoller Hall in the International Piano Summer School, Manchester.
Other recent debuts include Hong Kong Arts Festival, Wigmore Hall, International Music Festival in Dinard, France and the 19th Singapore International Piano Festival. Chiyan was invited to return to Hong Kong for a Liszt live broadcast recital sponsored by RTHK.
Born in Hong Kong, Chiyan began his piano studies at six, and then moved to England at 12 to pursue his studies at the Chetham’s School of Music under Norma Fisher. He is an honours graduate of the Royal Academy of Music.