Chao Wang

China | 28 years old

Described as "sounds like a palette" by France Musique Radio, Chao WANG is a Chinese pianist who has won the Grand Prix at the Concours Européen de Piano in Normandy, along with the Best performance of Liszt Prize, Kawai Prize, and Audience Prize. He has obtained the Konzertexamen certification from the University of Arts Berlin.

 He is also prize-winner of the Takamatsu International Piano Competition (2006); the Muse International Piano Competition in Greece (2008); the Epinal International Piano Competition (2009); the Geneva International Piano Competition (2010); the Artur Schnabel Piano Competition in Germany (2016); the Ettlingen International Youth Piano Competition (2004) and the Bucharest International Youth Piano Competition (2004).

 As he won various honors and performance increases, Chao WANG is becoming popular worldwide. He has performed with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Lorraine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Takamatsu Symphony Orchestra, the Santorini Chamber Orchestra and the China Youth Symphony Orchestra. During recent years, he has given dozens of recitals in China, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Switzerland and he was invited to perform at Riva-Belle Festival in Caen, Verbier Festival Academy, Ruoye Festival in Shaoxing, Beethoven Festival in Bonn and Piano Summer in Wesel. In the latter half of the year 2016, Chao Wang made a tour in Europe and Asia with performances in Berlin, Paris, Takamatsu, Beijing, and Shanghai.

 In September 2016, he has been published on the famous magazines "Bazaar Men" China and "Youth Weekly" Beijing as the youngest pianist so far. He was meanwhile reported by over hundred various media as Eurovision Television, Lithuania Radio Television, Japan NHK Television, Japan CHOPIN Magazine, German Piano News Magazine, France PIANiSTE and Le Calvados Magazine, France Vosges Daily, Liberté Daily, Ouest France, as well as CCTV channel China, BTV Beijing, Classic Radio Shanghai, Piano Art,Beijing Evening, Beijing Youth, Jinghua Times, Sina and NetEase, referring to him as "the most promising young pianist".

In winter 2006, he was invited to perform at the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the founding of Japan Takamatsu Symphony Orchestra with Tanaka Kazuyoshi performed a huge success by playing Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43. The performance was also recorded as DVD and released in Japan nationwide. His performance was lauded by the Shikoku News as "The young pianist who has featuring splendid techniques, as well as demonstrating appealing emotion and pure timbre." In 2015, his debut album, featuring works by Liszt and Chopin, was released by "Acousence records" worldwide. This recording is recommended by "Highresaudio" as "Listening Tipp". As a rising star of China, he has been also invited to collaborate with the winners of the winter Olympic Games to achieve the show 'Star on Ice' in China 2017, and then he performed the new piece "Child of Snow" at the Global celebration of New Year concert 2018 in Beijing.

 Chao WANG studied with Prof. Jin Aiping at the Middle School Affiliated to the Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, with Prof.Michael Endres and Prof.Fabio Bidini at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin, and with Prof.Klaus Hellwig at the University of Arts Berlin between 2011 and 2017.

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