Jianing Kong
2016 6th Prize


2 February 1986


Ignaz Friedman Best Semi-Finals Recital
Sydney International Piano Competition
Roy Agnew Best 18th Century Concerto
Sydney International Piano Competition
Noel Mewton-Wood Sixth Prize
Sydney International Piano Competition
Third Prize: Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition (Spain)
Third Prize: Scottish International Piano Competition (Scotland)
Equal First Prize: Valsesia International Piano Competition (Italy)
Sixth Prize: Leeds International Piano Competition (England)

Jianing Kong studied at the Canton Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou and was offered a full scholarship to study at the Purcell School, England in 2002, where he studied with the late Ronald Smith. He studied at the Royal College of Music with Ruth Nye, Gordon Fergus-Thompson and Professor Dmitri Alexeev, graduating with both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. Jianing has also studied at Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Alfredo Perl.

Jianing gave his London debut in 2003 with the Purcell Symphony Orchestra at the Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music. He has given performances across the UK and Europe including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Steinway Hall (London) and the Salle Cortot. As a concerto soloist, Jianing has appeared with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra under Paul Daniel, Hallé Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, the Ealing Symphony Orchestra, the St. Johns Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wollone under Michael Hofsetter and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Española under Pablo González.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I: Prelude and Fugue in G♯ minor
Graham Hair: Under Aldebaran (1984)
Maurice Ravel: Scarbo from ‘Gaspard de la Nuit’

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

  1. Sonata in G Major K.454
  2. Sonata in G Major K.455
  1. A♭ Major
  2. F minor
  3. F Major
  4. A minor
  5. E minor
  6. G♯ minor
  1. D♭ Major
  2. G♭ Major
  3. B minor
  4. A minor
  5. C minor

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

Johann Sebastian Bach: Aria variata alla maniera italiana in A minor BWV 989
Ludwig van Beethoven: 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli Op.120
  1. Alla marcia maestoso
  2. Poco allegro
  3. L’istesso tempo
  4. Un poco più vivace
  5. Allegro vivace
  6. Allegro ma non troppo e serioso
  7. Un poco più allegro
  8. Poco vivace
  9. Allegro pesante e risoluto
  10. Presto
  11. Allegretto
  12. Un poco più moto
  13. Vivace
  14. Grave e maestoso
  15. Presto scherzando
  16. Allegro
  17. Allegro
  18. Poco moderato
  19. Presto
  20. Andante
  21. Allegro con brio – meno allegro – Tempo primo
  22. Allegro molto, alla ‘Notte e giorno faticar’ di Mozart
  23. Allegro assai xxiv Fughetta (Andante)
  24. Allegro
  25. Piacevole
  26. Vivace
  27. Allegro
  28. Adagio ma non troppo
  29. Andante, sempre cantabile
  30. Largo, molto espressivo
  31. Fuga: Allegro
  32. Tempo di menuetto moderato

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Adagio sostenuto – Presto
  2. Andante con variazioni
  3. Presto
  1. Allegro brillante
  2. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largarmente
  3. Scherzo: Molto vivace
  4. Allegro ma non troppo

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro vivace assai

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Allegro appassionato
  3. Andante
  4. Allegretto grazioso