Perth

RICHARD GILL AUDITORIUM –

WEST  AUSTRALIAN 

ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS

Friday 9 July 2021
4:00 pm (30’) AEST
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Jing Quan Chong

Recital Repertoire

Bach 

Prelude and Fugue No. 12, Book 1 


Haydn 

Sonata, Hob XVI/50 I.


Chopin 

Etude No. 9, Op. 25 


Chopin 

Nocturne No. 1, Op. 48 


Muczynski 

Toccata

Biography

Jing Quan Chong, 13 years old, was born in  Singapore. He followed his family to Sydney, Australia, when he was  almost 3 years old. Intrigued by the sound of the piano when his older  sisters play the instrument, he wanted to learn to play it too. From  young, his musical talent was apparent as he could play different music  on the piano after merely listening to the pieces.

He played the  piece ‘Silent Night’, a piano trio with his two older sisters, in his  first concert at 4 years old without any formal piano lessons. At 5  years old, he started formal lessons with Ms Lynette Tang, his sisters’  piano teacher.

After a year, his family moved to Perth and he  stopped learning the piano for a year due to the move. After piano  lessons resumed, he started the AMEB piano syllabus and completed grade 4  before coming under the tutelage of Mr Yoon Sen Lee. Thereafter, his  progress took off and he completed four AMEB piano grades in under 2  years. At the same time, he took part in numerous local and  international piano competitions and achieved many awards. Notably, at  11 years old, he became National Steinway online competition winner and  held solo concerts to full house audience in both Sydney and Perth.  Before he turned 12 years old, he has already completed AMEB Certificate  of Performance with a high distinction and Associate of Trinity College  London (ATCL) level 4 diploma in music performance with Distinction.