Biography
Timothy Tin

 

"Beyond the dazzling technical polish he brings to these fiendishly challenging pieces, most striking is Wong’s sincerity of purpose."
Gramophone Magazine

 

Pianist Chiyan Wong's audacity and vision have captivated listeners in repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the 21st century, nuanced in particular, by his interest in the music of Franz Liszt and Ferruccio Busoni.

 

Chiyan himself 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 Budapest, Hungary, in recognition of its artistic merits. His second album, scheduled for release in February 2021, features an array of works rooted in the music of J.S. Bach, including Chiyan’s personal take on the Goldberg Variations where he combines Busoni’s edition with Bach’s original.


In 2021, Chiyan will be giving a recital at the Hong Kong City Hall, as well as collaborating with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Earlier debuts he has given include the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Wigmore Hall, the International Music Festival in Dinard, France, and the Singapore International Piano Festival, where he has been a frequent guest.  He has appeared as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on several occasions and in 2017, was a prizewinner at the International Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg.
 



Chiyan began his musical studies aged six in his native hometown of Hong Kong and in his early teens, he moved to England to further his studies at the Chethams School of Music and Royal Northern College of Music under Norma Fisher. His interest in composition has led him to studies 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. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Music, where he worked with Christopher Elton. 
 

 


“Jaw-dropping and spine-tingling pianistic mayhem… This is how legends are made.”
The Straits Times

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生於香港的鋼琴家王致仁,演繹誠懇真摯又具說服力,讓聽眾讚嘆不已。他在獨奏及合奏兩方面均游刃有餘,更獲世界知名鋼琴家白建宇及斯蒂芬.侯夫賞識,前者邀請王致仁於法國迪納爾國際音樂節上演出,後者稱贊王致仁為「充滿創意及思量細密的鋼琴家」。2018年,他的首張大碟獲匈牙利的李斯特協會頒發享負盛名的唱片大獎。該大碟收錄李斯特的歌劇改編曲,由王致仁親自改編,LINN 唱片發行,大獲好評。2017年,他於奧地利薩爾茨堡舉辦的莫扎特國際夏季音樂學院獲獎。
 

他的藝踪處處,除了出生地香港外,曾多次在倫敦、新加坡及意大利舉行獨奏會,當中包括香港藝術節及威格摩音樂廳(全李斯特曲目的獨奏會)等。他曾獲香港電台邀請舉行全李斯特曲目的獨奏會,由電台現場直播,為李斯特二百周年誕辰慶祝活動之一。2017年,他第二度於新加坡國際鋼琴藝術節演出。2019年夏天,王致仁於倫敦的聖猶達逍遙音樂會首度作獨奏演出,並夥拍中國中提琴家梅第揚,一同於德國梅克倫堡藝術節獻藝。


他近年曾合作的指揮及樂團計有:在卡慕指揮下與新加坡交響樂團合奏普羅哥菲夫的《第二鋼琴協奏曲》、於英國皇家音樂學院與指揮家加德納合作,以及與香港管弦樂團的演出,後者更隨即邀請他於翌季再度合作。本年稍後,他將舉行首度在中國演出,以及在英國演奏貝多芬的《第五鋼琴協奏曲》。此外,新加坡交響樂團亦已邀請他於2021年再次前赴當地,演出莫扎特的《第二十三鋼琴協奏曲》。目前,王致仁請準備為LINN 唱片灌錄新的大碟,收錄布梭尼版本的巴赫《戈爾德堡變奏曲》。
 

王致仁六歲開始在香港隨孟姍姍習琴,後前往英國徹塔姆音樂學校及皇家北方音樂學院,接受諾瑪.費殊指導。他曾於巴黎隨哈基姆學習作曲,畢業於英國皇家音樂學院,在該學院與艾爾頓共事。他曾獲頒多個獎學金,計有倫敦的哈特利基金會,更是香港管弦樂團萬瑞庭獎學金的得主。

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