Joseph Tong: Piano

Polyphony Arts represents pianist Joseph Tong. For performance enquiries, please contact caroline@polyphonyarts.com

Joseph Tong: Piano

www.josephtong.co.uk

A versatile and imaginative pianist, much in demand as a soloist, duo pianist and chamber musician, Joseph Tong enjoys a busy and varied career giving regular performances at concert venues and festivals throughout the UK and abroad whilst producing critically acclaimed new recordings reflecting his musical interests and passions. He also pioneers new music for piano duo through commissioning and collaborating regularly with contemporary composers. Joseph Tong has performed at Wigmore Hall, the South Bank Centre, Fairfield Halls, St David’s Hall Cardiff and has recently given recitals at the Sendesaal in Bremen and St Blasien in Germany as well as in Spain.

Joseph’s latest disc of Robert Schumann piano works recorded at the Sendesaal in Bremen received a double 5-star review as Instrumental Choice in BBC Music Magazine (November 2019) and also drew praise in the Sunday Times.

His keen interest in the piano music of Sibelius has seen two discs released so far on the Quartz label to widespread critical acclaim. He regularly tours in Finland and has given recitals at Ainola, the composer’s home, the Sibelius Piano Marathon at the 2019 Korpo Sibelius Festival, the Sibelius Museum in Turku, Helsinki Music Centre (Camerata Hall) and Hämeenlinna Town Hall, the composer’s birthplace town. Future plans include new recordings of Jean Sibelius violin and piano works with Fenella Humphreys and a third volume of solo piano works.

“Tong’s readings intelligently balance impulse and discipline, offering wide tonal variety, but never at the expense of textural clarity. His sensitive playing of the Op 18 Arabeske and the dozen short pieces of Papillons, Op 2, works beautifully. “

Sunday Times, Schumann Piano Works (2020)

PROJECTS

2021-22 Polyphony Arts is pleased to offer a number of programmes with Joseph Tong for solo piano or piano concerto, along with duo programmes presented with violinist Fenella Humphreys and pianist Daniel Tong. For more information or sample programmes, please get in touch with us.

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For performance enquiries or further information about Joseph’s work, please contact Caroline Slade, Head of Artist Management.