Piano Masterclass with Chiyan Wong
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. He 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, and has recently completed his doctorate on Busoni at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
In Singapore, Chiyan Wong has stunned audiences with two outstanding recitals at the Singapore International Piano Festival (2012, 2017) and a stupendous performance of Prokofiev’s fiendish Piano Concerto No.2 with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 2016.
In January of this year Chiyan released his second album “Goldberg Variations”, which features his combination of Bach’s Goldberg Variations with Busoni’s edition of the same work.
Bechstein Music world was honored to host his first Masterclass in Singapore on 30th October 2021. The session was broadcast on Facebook Live and viewers from all around the world joined the stream.
3 aspiring young pianists got the chance to perform for the Masterclass and receive feedback and instruction from Chiyan Wong: Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition 2021-Intermediate Category Gold Winner Estelle Goh aged 14, Kayserburg International Youth Piano Competition 2021 – Open Category Bronze Winner Tan Jing Yang aged 17, and first-time masterclass participant Fang Jun Cheng age 13.
Each participant had a 45-minute one-on-one session with Chiyan Wong who gave them insightful advice into learning, re-learning, deconstructing, approaching and interpreting their pieces.
We certainly look forward to Chiyan Wong’s next visit to Singapore for more concerts and Masterclasses.
Once again, we would like to congratulate all the participants for their efforts.
We are very grateful to our partners Altenburg Arts for making the Piano Masterclass with Chiyan Wong possible.