Jianing KongChina

    Born in 1986 in Guangdong province, China, Jianing Kong has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK, Continental Europe and Asia. He is a prizewinner of many of the most prestigious international piano competitions such as the 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, and the 2015 Santander Piano Competition. Most recently he was a nalist at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition.

    After winning the prestigious Concerto Prize at the Purcell School Jian- ing gave his London debut in 2003 with the Purcell Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has given performances at festivals and major venues across the U.K. and the European continent including the Bolshoi Hall (Moscow Conservatoire). He also frequently returns to China where he has appeared in all the major concert halls.

    As a concerto soloist, Jianing has appeared with the Halle Orchestra and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wollone in the semi- nals of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Piano Competition. Most recently,
    Jianing performed in the nal of the 2015 Santander Competition with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Espanõla. In 2012, Jianing was invited to give a series of recitals at venues across Europe and America, including Steinway Hall in New York. In the same year,
    Jianing gave his Wigmore Hall Debut Recital to great critical acclaim. Most recently, Jianing gave a much acclaimed tour in China, performing and giving masterclasses at the conservatoires in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

    Jianing rst studied at the Canton Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou and was offered a full scholarship to study at the Purcell School in 2002, where he worked with the legendary British pianist Ronald Smith. He went on to study at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2010 with both BMus and MMus degrees. His teachers at the RCM included Ruth Nye, Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Professor Dmitri Alexeev. He also receives regular coaching and mentoring from the renowned Chinese pianist Fou Ts’ong.