“Wong skillfully balances fire, flair and levity…Ethereal, held-breath delicacy.” The Guardian (UK)
“Jaw-dropping and spine-tingling pianistic mayhem… This is how legends are made.” The Straits Times
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Join us for this exciting live performance featuring Chiyan Wong’s critically acclaimed interpretation of this beloved classic by JS Bach.
Currently based in Berlin and London, award-winning Hong Kong-born pianist Chiyan Wong returns for an exciting recital featuring Busoni’s kaleidoscopic arrangement of Bach’s famous Goldberg Variations. Chiyan’s début album Liszt Transfigured (2017) was awarded the Franz Liszt International Grand Prix du Disque (Hungary). Chiyan released his second album in 2021 Bach-Busoni Goldberg Variations to rave reviews, showcasing his remarkable expertise of Busoni’s transcription.
Find out why Gramophone magazine has hailed Chiyan Wong as “an instrumentalist of truly remarkable gifts”.
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35, No. 1
BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (after the Busoni edition)
Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Pre-Concert Podcasts are now on Spotify, Anchor and YouTube
Online Pre-Concert talks with Chiyan Wong on Zoom!
【In Cantonese 廣東話】
【In English 英文】
Talks presented by Aura Music.
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.
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 a Liszt recital.
Audiences will be seated according to social-distancing guidelines. Audiences must observe the special measures implemented by the venue in response to the COVID-19.
Programme runs approx. 60 mins with no interval.
For ages 6 or above.