‘Brimming with talent and conviction’
The Straits Times (19 December 2016)
‘A most erudite musician whose technical command of the
instrument is faithfully at the service of consummate musicianship.’
Professor Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Professor of Piano, Royal College of Music, London)
Described in The Straits Times as ‘brimming with talent and conviction’ and ‘grandly good’ following sold-out concerts and recitals, Ziliang graduated from the Royal College of Music, London with a Masters of Music in Performance (Distinction) under the tutelage of Gordon Fergus-Thompson. He also studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Mikhail Petukhov. His studies in Russia and UK were sponsored by the Trailblazer Foundation.
Ziliang has won prizes and diplomas at national and international competitions and has also been featured on Channel Newsasia, Channel U, Symphony 92.4FM, 93.8FM Live, Capital 95.8FM and major local newspapers and magazines on his work as a pianist and educator.
Ziliang has performed at major concert halls and international music festivals in Singapore, Russia, United Kingdom, Italy and France. He has also performed with Ding Yi Music Company and Decca artist, Alexander Romanovsky in local and international performances. Ziliang has also collaborated extensively with singers from arias to art songs. He has also worked in opera productions as a repetiteur and orchestral pianist, under the baton of conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Michael Rosewell, and Peter Stark.
Firmly believing in bringing music to the masses, Ziliang often gives charity performances where proceeds were donated to causes such as community shelters and education.
Upon his return to Singapore in 2012, Ziliang was appointed at the age of 28, Principal Study Lecturer (Piano) at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Conversant in Russian, Ziliang has also been invited to work as an interpreter for the Esplanade, Singapore Embassy in Russia, the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Ballet companies in Russia. Ziliang continues to perform and teach, with the aim to nurture the next generation of Singaporean artists.