Masterclass with Steinway Artist Congyu Wang
8th October 2022 (Saturday)
2PM to 3.30PM
Steinway Production Studio
Newman Tong: Sonata in F, Op. 46 No. 3, 1st movement - Dmitry Kabalevsky
Marsya Muhammad Nazir: The Cat and the Mouse - Aaron Copland
Chan Kit Wang Kevin: Impromptu in A flat No. 2 from Four Impromptus, Op. 142 - Franz Schubert
About Artist - Congyu Wang
Recently named Steinway Artist, Congyu Wang has enjoyed an extensive career performing in numerous international concert tours.
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.
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.
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).