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The University of Melbourne
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  • Royal Academy of Music
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Guest Artist : Tinalley String Quartet, 1 Oct 2013 [cached]
Kristian Chong has performed extensively throughout Australia and the UK, and in China, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, and Zimbabwe.
In addition, Kristian debuted last year for ABC-Classics in a disc with baritone Teddy Tahu-Rhodes.
Kristian studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Piers Lane and Christopher Elton, and earlier at with at the University of Melbourne where Kristian currently teaches piano and chamber music.
Kristian studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Piers Lane and Christopher Elton, and earlier at with at the University of Melbourne where Kristian currently teaches piano and chamber music.
Symphony Services International | Supporting the development and presentation of orchestral music [cached]
I spoke to cellist Li-Wei Qin (Young Performer of the Year, 1993) whose past season included appearances with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Li-Wei, who is now based in Singapore, counsels his students carefully on this: ‘Players should enter only if it is at the right point in their own progress, as the long lead-up period choosing, preparing and focusing intensively on the most suitable repertoire is one of the major benefits of taking part in any competition.’ Kristian Chong (finalist 2001 and recent YPA judge) is a Melbourne-based pianist and teacher at the University of Melbourne. He echoed Li-Wei’s advice. The issue of timing is crucial as ‘the main danger is that young performers who aren’t quite fully ready enter the competition and are disillusioned by the process....Some really promising and talented players that enter competitions are knocked out in earlier rounds - these musicians can experience negative connotations in relation to this.’
Not surprisingly, the past winners and finalists I spoke to all thought that they entered YPA at opportune times for them as individuals. Kristian stated that YPA ‘was an important step in my musical development… it gave me much confidence and reassurance in my own musical abilities, at a time when many insecurities plagued my own musical development.’ For Sydney-based percussionist Claire Edwardes (Young Performer of the Year, 1999) the competition provided an even broader sense of worth and purpose at a critical time for her.
Kristian Chong ..., 11 Nov 2014 [cached]
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Kristian Chong - Luxury Travel Magazine
Kristian Chong, Pianist
Kristian Chong - Pianist - Biography, 31 Oct 2010 [cached]
Pianist Kristian Chong is rapidly establishing himself as one of Australia's leading musicians. Performances have taken him throughout Australia and the UK, and also in China, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, and Zimbabwe. As concerto soloist he has appeared on numerous occasions with the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and various orchestras in the UK and China under conductors such as Graham Abbott, Werner Andreas Albert, Andrey Boreyko, Nicholas Braithwaite, Roy Goodman, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Nicholas Milton, Tuomas Oillia, Marcus Stenz, Arvo Volmer and Marco Zuccarini. He has recorded and broadcast for Australian and American radio (WGBX - Boston), HKRT (Hong Kong), ABC-TV, and appears for Musica Viva Australia. His many competition successes include winning the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award (keyboard) and the Australian National Piano Award.
In addition, Kristian is also in a violin-piano duo with Erica Kennedy.
Currently Kristian is based in Melbourne but until recently was based in London, where has completed studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton and Piers Lane.
Sydney Omega Ensemble, 7 April 2009 [cached]
SOE to perform at Government House with guest pianist Kristian Chong.
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