Chinese pianist 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 2008 Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artist Competition, 2009 Leeds International Piano Competition, 2013 Valsesia International Piano Competition, 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition, and the 2015 Santander Piano Competition. He was a finalist at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, where also won the Ignaz Friedman best semi-final recital prize and the best Mozart concerto prize.
As a concerto soloist, Jianing has appeared with the Halle Orchestra, Sydney Symphoney Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre Wollone, Orquesta Sinfónica de Radiotelevisión Espanõla, Scottish National Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra of Dominican Republic. In 2008, Jianing gave the world-premier of Harris Kittos’ Vessel Tale in collaboration with the RCM Sinfonietta, and he was also invited to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto under Paul Daniel at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the Purcell School’s Fifty Years Anniversary Gala concert.
During the last season, Jianing gave several much acclaimed tours in Spain, performing in major concert venues in Madrid, Seville, Córdoba, Santander, Bilbao. Jianing also returns to his home country regularly, both performing and giving masterclasses at prestigious conservatories in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuhan and Chengdu. Most recently, he has completed a highly successful tour in New Zealand, as well as embarking on a epic project of recording the complete Beethoven sonatas ahead of the commemoration of composer’s 250th birth Anniversary in 2020.
Apart from a busy performing schedule, Jianing has joined the piano faculty at the Purcell School in 2011, and is now a professor of piano and holds his own class at the Royal College of Music.