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"Jaw-dropping and spine-tingling pianistic mayhem… This is how legends are made." (The Straits Times)
“Beyond the dazzling technical finish he brings to these fiendishly challenging pieces, most striking is Wong's sincerity of purpose.” (Gramophone)
“I have run out of superlatives here… Mr. Wong’s playing is phenomenal.” (MusicWeb International)
Hong Kong-born, Berlin-based pianist Chiyan Wong makes a long-awaited return this October with a programme centred around his own combinat...
Start Sales Date
4 Oct 2021, 9am
4 Oct 2021, 10am
Approximately 1 hour 10 minutes, no interval
Rating/ Age Limit
- Rating: General
- No admission for infants in arms and children below 7 years old
- Children 7 years and above must purchase ticket for entry
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance
Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time
- No admission will be allowed into the venue once the performance has commenced
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance
Photography/ Video Recording Rules
- Non-flash photography is allowed only during bows and curtain calls.
- Video recording and audio recording is not allowed for this event.
CHIYAN WONG, piano
Born in Hong Kong and based in Berlin, pianist Chiyan Wong's audacity and vision have captivated listeners, in a repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the 21st century.
Chiyan completed and edited the transcriptions presented in his critically acclaimed debut album, Liszt Transfigured: Operatic Fantasies for Piano (LINN Records), which was awarded the 40th Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque by the Franz Liszt Society in Hungary. He has recently released his second album, which features his combination of Bach's Goldberg Variations with Busoni’s edition of the same work.
The year 2020-2021 will see his return to Hong Kong, in performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. In the fall, Chiyan will make his Hungarian debut with the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, in Thomas Adès’ Piano Concerto, at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.
Chiyan 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, where he has been a frequent guest. He was a prizewinner at the International Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, and made his debut in London's Wigmore Hall with an all-Liszt recital.
Having begun his musical education in his native Hong Kong, Chiyan moved to England aged 12 to study with Norma Fisher, and subsequently, with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Chiyan's interest in composition have led him to work with Thomas Adès at the Prussia Cove International Musicians’ Seminar, as well as private studies in counterpoint with Naji Hakim in Paris. These encounters have left a strong mark on Chiyan’s musical work. Chiyan is currently a Lee Hysan Scholar, completing his doctorate on Busoni at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Standard: S$98, S$88, S$68, S$48, S$38, S$25
Esplanade Box: S$98
Premier Box: S$98