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Pianist Chiyan Wong shows masterful touch in Bach-Busoni Goldberg Variations…featured playing of tenderness and beauty.” South China Morning Post review of Chiyan Wong’s recital
Audiences were enthralled for a long time even after the concert ended.” Hong Kong Economic Journal review of Chiyan Wong’s recital
Premiere Performances’ first concert film to celebrate the long-awaited return of live music! Despite a three week hotel quarantine, Berlin-based pianist Chiyan Wong returned to his hometown in March 2021 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and gave a heart-felt recital to live audience. For the first time in almost six months, classical music lovers gathered in a concert hall again for the inspiration of a live music performance. As the centrepiece of his stunning programme, the award-winning pianist shared his unique interpretation of Busoni’s kaleidoscopic arrangement of Bach’s classic Goldberg Variations. As reviewed by Stand News, Wong’s recital was a reminder of why “we need to attend a concert and listen to music played by a human of flesh and blood”.
Chiyan Wong will be joining us at this session via video call for a post-screening sharing!
Produced and recorded live by Premiere Performances of Hong Kong.
Duration: 90 mins
Language: Cantonese / English (Subtitles: Chinese / English)
Directors: Kenny Cheung, Sharen Lau
Cast: Chiyan Wong
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E minor, Op. 35, No. 1
BACH Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (after the Busoni edition, with modifications by Chiyan Wong)
Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004