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Singaporean pianist Song Ziliang presents an evening of piano music with works ranging from the monumental Bach-Busoni Chaconne in D minor to Scriabin's mercurial Fifth Sonata. Also featured is local composer Denise Lee’s Within the Horizon (2009).

A graduate of the Royal College of Music (London) where he studied with Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Ziliang started playing the piano at the age of 4. After completing his O-levels, Ziliang served out his military service and left for Russia where he entered the Moscow Conservatory to study under the tutelage of Mikhail Petukhov. Whilst in Russia, Ziliang was featured in Channel U's Find me a Singaporean.

A prize-winner at the National Piano and Violin Competition 2001 and the XI International Nikolai Rubinstein Piano Competition 2008 in Paris, Ziliang has recently begun exploring the piano duo genre, performing most notably with Russian pianist Alexander Romanovsky at the RCM and Japanese pianist Chikako Murata at the Esplanade Concourse.

Firmly believing in bringing music to the masses, Ziliang frequently performs outreach concerts in venues ranging from The Arts House to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital, often juxtaposing pop with popular classics. He has also participated in charity concerts and proceeds from his last solo recital in 2008 were donated to the education fund of the National Museum, Singapore.

In September 2010, Ziliang will resume his studies (embarking on the Masters in Music programme) at the RCM under the sponsorship of Trailblazer Foundation. Join him in this musical trail through Singapore, Russia and United Kingdom!



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