Australian pianist, Kristian Chong announced as Yamaha Artist

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Yamaha is thrilled to welcome acclaimed Australian pianist, Kristian Chong as a Yamaha Artist.

Kristian comments ‘Having grown up with Yamaha pianos, I am thrilled to be onboard as a Yamaha Artist. These Pianos have such an extraordinary range of expression - I can reproduce sounds exactly as I imagine them. They make playing the piano an absolute joy.’

Nathan Rippon from Yamaha further elaborates on Kristian's sentiment: ‘We are excited to be welcoming Kristian to our family of artists. Not only are we thrilled to continue celebrating Australian pianists, but for Kristian in particular, being able to honour their important work as teacher, concerto soloist, chamber musician and recitalist is integral to the DNA of Yamaha.’

About Kristian Chong

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One of Australia's leading pianists, Kristian Chong has performed throughout Australia and the UK, and in China, France, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA, and Zimbabwe. His wide-ranging performance schedule finds him equally at home as concerto soloist, chamber musician and recitalist.

As concerto soloist he has appeared with the Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Sydney and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and orchestras in the UK, New Zealand and China with conductors such as Werner Andreas Albert, Andrey Boreyko, Nicholas Braithwaite, Jessica Cottis, Fabian Russell, Roy Goodman, Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Nicholas Milton, Benjamin Northey, Tuomas Hannikainen, Marcus Stenz, Arvo Volmer and Marco Zuccarini. Highlights have included Rachmaninoff 3rd with the Sydney Symphony, Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in Beijing and Canberra, and Britten with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. More recent concerto highlights include Shostakovich 2nd, Chopin 2nd, Rachmaninoff 3rd, Beethoven's Emperor in Melbourne, Ravel's Left Hand concerto in Melbourne (Australian Youth Orchestra) and Dunedin (Dunedin Symphony Orchestra) and Saint-Saëns 2nd and Rachmaninoff's Paganini Rhapsody with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.