President: Steven Isserlis

 

Barnes Music Society is proud to have as its President the world-famous cellist Steven Isserlis.  Born in Barnes, he comes from a very musical family.  His two sisters are professional string players (Annette a violist and Rachel a violinist), and his grandfather Julian Isserlis was a composer.

 

 The Society in its current form was created through a merger in 1985 of Castelnau Concerts with the Barnes Music Club, although its roots go back to the 1950s.  Our outgoing President, the late Stephen Dodgson, had been Chairman of Castlenau Concerts, whilst the new President's late father, George Isserlis, had been Chairman of the Barnes Music Club.  Both played a major role in maintaining the Society's high standards.

 

Barnes Music Society aims to foster appreciation of music, promoting first-class concerts, and encouraging other musical activities especially involving young musicians.  These last are achieved by the Saturday family concerts for children and by the annual concert each May given by young musicians.

 

Please email all enquiries about the Society and Membership to barnesmusicsoc@aol.com

 

 

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Barnes Music Society gratefully acknowledges financial assistance during the past year from the Barnes Workhouse Fund and the Marsh Christian Trust

 

 

   

Thursday 4 October 2018   7:30 pm

St Mary's Church, Church Road, Barnes, SW13 9HL

 

Chiyan Wong    piano

 

  

 


 

Programme

 

Bach    Capriccio in B flat, BWV.992

Beethoven    Sonata in F sharp, Op.78 (à Thérèse)

Schumann    Theme & Variations in E flat, WoO.24

Busoni    Sonatina No.2

Thomas Adès    Blanca Variations

Liszt    Après une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata from Années de pélèrinage


 

Tickets now available for
Chiyan Wong
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"Beyond the dazzling technical polish he brings to these fiendishly challenging pieces, most striking is Wong’s sincerity of purpose." Gramophone Magazine, 2017

 

“Jaw-dropping and spine-tingling pianistic mayhem… This is how legends are made.” The Straits Times, 2017

 

 

Young UK-based pianist Chiyan Wong has been astonishing audiences with the sincerity and authority of his playing. He is a broad and thoughtful musician with a special interest in the music of Franz Liszt and Ferruccio Busoni. Wong was recently awarded a prestigious prize as one of most promising young artists to appear at the International Mozarteum Summer Academy and subsequently performed at the Salzburg Festival in Summer 2017.

 

Wong released his critically-acclaimed debut on LINN Records in Spring 2017 which featured Franz Liszt’s operatic transcriptions completed and edited by Wong himself: ‘I have run out of superlatives here as this really is a superb recording’ (Musicweb International). In 2016, the young pianist made successful debuts with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2) and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a Liszt/Beethoven programme, where he was immediately re-invited for the following season. In Summer 2017 he returned to the Singapore International Piano Festival and also performed at Stoller Hall as a featured artist in the International Piano Summer School at Chetham’s School of Music, Manchester.

 

Other recent debuts include the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Wigmore Hall (all-Liszt recital), the International Music Festival in Dinard, France at the invitation of Kun-Woo Paik, the 19th Singapore International Piano Festival, and in Sacile, Italy. Chiyan was invited to return to Hong Kong for a Liszt live broadcast recital (part of the city’s celebration of the composer’s bicentenary) sponsored by the Radio Television Hong Kong Corporation.

 

Wong has enjoyed working with conductors such as Edward Gardner and Okko Kamu and other European performances have included concerts for the Liszt Society, an extensive recital tour in Germany, and the Bad Bocklet Spring Music Festival. Upcoming performances include recitals in the United Kingdom, Europe and a return visit to the Hong Kong Philharmonic (Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies).

 

Alongside his recent triumph in Salzburg, Chiyan was the sole recipient of the Bernard van Zuiden Music Fund of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (2007) and won First Prize at the Jaques Samuel Pianos Intercollegiate Piano Competition (2011). In addition, he has been awarded prizes by the Hattori Foundation in London, the International Piano Competition in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine and the Premio Liszt in Parma. He is a recipient of the Postgraduate Performance Award by the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the ABRSM Macklin Bursary.

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"Chiyan Wong is an exciting, original and thoughtful pianist. Nothing sounds 'bought in'; everything sounds freshly but not self-consciously conceived." Stephen Hough