Hong Kong-born Chiyan Wong captivates audiences worldwide with his artistry. An expressive pianist with an unusually broad program, he has recently thrilled audiences with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and with the Hungarian premiere of Thomas Adès' Piano Concerto with the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda at the Liszt Academy in Budapest. Other concerts have taken him throughout Asia, Germany and France. His recital at Premiere Performances Hong Kong, held in the spring of 2021, was the subject of a feature-length concert film, "Encore," shown in his hometown.
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.
Chiyan Wong has performed at festivals such as the International Music Festival in Dinard, France, the Hong Kong Arts Festival, and the Singapore International Piano Festival. He was a prizewinner at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg and made his debut at London's Wigmore Hall with an all-Liszt program. After beginning his musical education in his native Hong Kong, Chiyan moved to England at the age of twelve to study with Norma Fisher and later Christopher Elton. His interest in composition 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. Recently, Chiyan completed his doctoral dissertation on Busoni at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Photo Credits: Scott Lau, Kenny Cheung, Tina Liu (styling) / Kimio Ng (photography), Kurt Chan