A Yamaha Pianos & Chappell of Bond Street Promotional Recital
Please join us for the second concert in our Spring 2011 series of Lunchtime Music at our Wardour Street store on Thursday January 13th at 1pm where we feature the pianist Chiyan Wong, currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music.
Presented in association with Yamaha pianos, these recitals provide a wonderful opportunity for highly gifted young artists to perform at a superb venue as well as offering an insight into the extraordinary wealth of talent being nurtured in our conservatoires. And there are few better opportunities to hear Yamaha’s stunning handcrafted Premium Pianos played at concert level in the UK.
Busoni: Sonatina No. 5 - Sonatina brevis, "in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni" (1918)
Mozart: Rondo in a minor, K.511
Liszt: Sonata in b minor
Chiyan Wong - (Piano): Chiyan Wong was born in Hong Kong and gave his first concert in Lithuania aged twelve, shortly after moving to England to pursue his studies at the Chethams School of Music under Norma Fisher. He became a laureate of the International Piano Competition in the Netherlands, aged 15. A year later he was an award winner of the Hattori Foundation in London and a laureate at the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in the Ukraine.
In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship by the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund of Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2009 he undertook conducting lessons privately from Guido Ajmone-Marsan. Through the recommendation of the British pianist Stephen Hough, he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton. In addition to his studies at the Royal Academy, Chiyan is also grateful to the instruction of Master Kun-Woo Paik and Master Fou Ts’ong.
The highlights of 2010 include Chiyan’s debut in Asia at the Hong Kong Arts Festival in March 2010. This summer, he also made his debut in France at the International Music Festival in Dinard at the invitation of Master Paik. He will be performing for the Liszt Society of Londonin November 2010. Chiyan has also produced articles and essays on music which have been published by the European Piano Journal. The Hong Kong Arts Festival 2011 will feature an article of his on the music of Franz Liszt.
From late 2010 he will be performing regularly in Germany as well as pursuing his studies in London. Further engagements include recitals in England and Hong Kong. Chiyan is grateful to the support of the Lee Hysan Foundation in Hong Kong.
This performance is free of charge and will take place in the Recital Room of Yamaha Artist Services Europe (London), situated within the historic Piano Hall at Chappell of Bond Street’s West End store.
Final admittance to each recital is 12.55pm.