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.
Congyu is an extremely talented young pianist with all the artistic and musical gifts to pursue an excellent career.
– Gabriel Tacchino
Congyu Wang is a young pianist who connects brilliantly virtuosity to the most delicate poetry.
– Francois Weigel
Congyu is brilliant and sensitive and his interpretations reflect a very special musical intelligence.
– Carles and Sofia