REFLETS WITH YOUNG STEINWAY ARTIST CONGYU WANG
Local Pianist and Young Steinway Artist, Congyu Wang an international concert pianist based in France will be launching his new album on the 30th of June at the Steinway Gallery Singapore located at level 4, ION Orchard.
This CD has been dedicated to the music of Debussy, commemorating the composer’s 100th death anniversary.
Congyu will be performing a few pieces and sharing about Piano Island Festival which will take place from the 1st to the 7th of July.
About Congyu Wang
Hailed as a “complete musician – a sensitive artist and an extremely talented young pianist”, Congyu Wang is an internationally renowned soloist who has garnered acclaim as a recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.
Born in Singapore, Congyu Wang started playing the piano at the age of 3. He was selected for a scholarship that enabled him to attend the prestigious Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where he studied with renowned pianists Jean-Marc Luisada and Odile Catelin-Delangle. He later enrolled in the Schola Cantorum (Paris) to continue his studies with Gabriel Tacchino (who had been Francis Poulenc’s only student). Ever since youth, Congyu Wang has enjoyed phenomenal success in international piano competitions, ultimately winning the Grand Prize in Berlin and Bordeaux. His other prizes include Tallinn, Vulaines-sur-Seine, Lagny-sur-Marne, Merignac, Paris and Cle d’Or Reunion.
Congyu wang featured in Zao Bao as Singapore’s Most Promising Young Artist in 2014
At the Chopin International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Slovenia, Congyu was awarded 6th Prize. One of the jury members, François Weigel, believed he should have won, and resigned thereupon in protest. Congyu Wang has since made appearances in over 750 recitals in France, England, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Reunion Island, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.
Highlights of some of his performances include festival appearances at Château de la Verrerie (France), Ernen Music Festival (Switzerland), Geza Anda Piano Festival Masterclasses (Berlin), International Isang Yun Academy (Paris), Amarante Piano Festival (Portugal), Hammerklavier Piano Series (Barcelona), Festival Langtang (Reunion Island), Chopin Fest (Belgrade)
His recordings are frequently broadcasted on radios internationally – Radio France, BBC Manchester, Radio Vie, Rádio Antena 2, Symphony 924, etc.
Congyu Wang has earned a reputation for delivering stunning performances of extremely demanding repertoire. His vast repertoire includes 30 piano concertos, along with the complete solo piano oeuvre of Chopin and Poulenc.
Congyu Wang is a Young Steinway Artist. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Piano Island Festival (Singapore) and Piano Concerto Festival (Budapest). In 2018 he created the Piano Island Records Label as well as the Piano Island Artist Management. Congyu Wang is President of the Association des Jeunes Musiciens; a foundation created to support young musicians around the world.
La plus que Lente – Claude Debussy
Arabesque no.1 – Claude Debussy
Clair de Lune – Claude Debussy
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