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 Vulaines-sur-Seine, Lagny-sur-Marne, Merignac and Paris.
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 500 recitals in France, England, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden, Reunion Island, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries. Congyu Wang is a Young Steinway Artist.
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), the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, and the Aurora Chamber Festival in Sweden. As an active chamber musician he performs with violinist Benjamin Brandeleer-Ligier, with whom he has founded the Francis Poulenc Duo. His music was broadcasted on French, Swiss and Singapore radios.
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.
Throughout his training in two of the most prestigious French music academies, Congyu also actively participated in a great number of masterclasses with pianists such as France Clidat, Aquiles Delle-Vigne, Olivier Cazal, Nicholas Ong, Cecile Wang, Sergio Perticaroli, Karaya Han, Françoise Thinat, Maria de Pietro, Ciao Pagano, and Igor Lazko.
Amongst others, he regards conductor-pianist François Weigel, Eric Heidsieck (a student of the late Alfred Cortot) and the renowned pianist Ádám György as his long-term mentors.