Works by Chopin :
2 Mazurkas, op.59: N°1 and 3
Ballade N°4 in F minor op.52
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante op.22
24 Preludes op.28
Oct. 17 2023 at 8:00 p.m. – Salle Cortot – Free admission
Ryan Wang, 16 years old, from Vancouver Canada, started playing the piano at the age of four, and performed his first solo recital at the age of six. In 2013, he began his musical studies under the tutelage of Professor Lee Kum Sing and Doctor Sunsung Kong. He is currently studying on a music scholarship with Mr. Gareth Owen at Eton College in the UK, and is in the Artist Diploma program with Professor Marian Rybicki at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in France.
Ryan maintains a busy concert career as a soloist and with orchestras around the world, notably in Europe, Asia and North America. He has performed in many important and prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Salle Cortot, Chopin’s birth place Żelazowa Wola, on the Ellen deGeneres Show, Fazioli Concert Hall, RTHK radio 4 in HongKong, CCTV 4 (China), CBC Music, live on FM96.3 Toronto’s Radio Station at Zoomer Hall, and Radio Classique in France. He was invited to perform as part of the cultural component of Canada’s participation in the APEC Summit in Beijing, 2014, and he was also invited to give a private recital in Canadian Prime Minister’s home. Orchestral appearances include those with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Festival Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, West Coast Symphony Orchestra and many more.
Among his achievements are awards in the 2021 Young Euregio Piano Award Competition, the 29th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition for Youth in Szafarnia Poland, 2022 International Piano Competition ‘SAMSON FRANCOIS’, 2022 Ettlingen International Piano Competition, 2023 Jeune Chopin International Piano Competition in Switzerland, and 2023 Cleveland International Piano Competition for Young Artists. In 2017 and 2019, Ryan was the recipient of the Emerging Artist Grant from the Vancouver Academy of Music. In March 2023, aged 15, Ryan was the youngest musician to be included on the list of 30 brilliant young musicians all under the age of 30 by Classic FM. Ryan was also included in the New Generation Piano series 2022-2023 with 3 other pianists (Bruce Liu, Alim Beisembayev, and Yunchan Lim) by the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and he was invited to perform a solo recital at the Fondation’s concert hall in Paris on March 31, 2023.
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