Tue, Oct 11|
Victoria Concert Hall Singapore
"French Piano Series" - Congyu Wang Piano Recital
Homecoming concert of Singaporean concert pianist Congyu Wang. Recently named Steinway Artist, Congyu Wang has enjoyed an extensive career performing in numerous international concert tours. Join us in an evening of captivating music by our local talent.
Time & Location
Oct 11, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM GMT+8
Victoria Concert Hall Singapore, 11 Empress Pl, #01-02, Singapore 179558
About the Event
Homecoming concert of Singaporean concert pianist Congyu Wang.
Recently named Steinway Artist, Congyu Wang has enjoyed an extensive career performing in numerous international concert tours. Join us in an evening of captivating music by our local talent who has been shining for Singapore on the international stage.
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 French 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). From a young age, Congyu Wang has enjoyed phenomenal success in international piano competitions, ultimately winning the Grand Prize in Berlin and Bordeaux. His other prizes include Vulaines-sur-Seine, Lagny-sur-Marne, Merignac, Paris, Jakarta, Tallinn and Cle d’Or Reunion. He was featured in the national news journal ‘Zao Bao’ as Singapore’s most promising young artist of the year in 2016. At the Chopin International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Slovenia, Congyu was awarded 6th Prize. Congyu Wang has since made appearances in over 800 recitals in France, England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Mauritius, South Africa, 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), the Geza Anda Piano Festival Masterclasses (Berlin), the International Isang Yun Academy (Paris), International Hammer Klavier Piano Series (Barcelona), International Piano Festival (Amarante), Festival Langtang (Reunion Island) and Chopin Fest (Belgrade). Congyu Wang has performed for many important guests internationally – Celebrities, Bankers, Diplomats and Ambassadors including the Prince of Brunei, the Prime Minister of Singapore, Ambassadors and Consulates of France, Singapore, China and Norway. 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 has shared the stage with many well-known musicians, such as Roman Leuleu, Agnes Kallay, Giancarlo de Lorenzo, Elena Xanthoudakis, Benjamin Brandeleer Ligier, Grigor Palikarov, Thierry Boyer, quatuor arsis etc. In 2015 Congyu Wang published his first album ‘Charme’ on KNS classical featuring the works of Francis Poulenc to international acclaim. Recently he released his second album ‘Reflets’ dedicated to Claude Debussy commemorating the 100th death anniversary of the French Composer. His recordings are frequently broadcasted on radios internationally – France Musique, BBC radio 3 (UK), Radio Vie (Reunion), Radio Antena 2 (Portugal), Classic 1027 (South Africa), Symphony 92.4 (Singapore) etc. In 2019 Congyu Wang was featured as a double in the movie ‘Une Barque sur l’Ocean’ directed by French director Arnold de Parscau. Congyu Wang is the Founder and Director of the Piano Island Festival, Piano Concerto festival and the International Chopin Competition in South Africa. He is ambassador to several charitable foundations - Association des Jeunes Musiciens (Young musicians), Association Koinonia (International Refugees), Grace International Foundation Liverpool (Youth Development).
Part 2: Homecoming
Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.32 No.2
Chopin Nocturne Op.48 No.1
Chopin Ballade op.23 no.1
Chopin Etude Op.10 No.3
Liszt Rigoletto paraphrase
Chopin 3 Mazurkas Op.59
Chopin Impromptu No.2 Op.36
Chopin Impromptu No.4 Op.66
Chopin Waltz Op.34
Chopin Scherzo No.4 op.54
(Program may be subject to changes)
Meet and Greet passes with free autographed poster and photo-taking session available for bundle package ticket holders, media, invited guests and sponsors only. Meet and greet session is subject to SMMs guidelines. Meet and greet session will be conducted directly after the concert at concert premises. Bundle package ticket holders will need to present their tickets at the door for scanning to validate their tickets.