”My purpose to perform at Liszt Utrecht is to play something that can show who I am, and to tell the world my approach to making music. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone in Utrecht: the pianists, the organizers, the audience. I have been growing into the repertoire that I have chosen. For each day that I am learning and memorizing these pieces, I am just more and more excited about his. It’s very challenging, the requirements are huge, but I really feel like this is a fantastic opportunity.
I also admire the creativity and innovation of Liszt Utrecht. The focus is more on discovering each contestant. We can have broad, exciting repertoire and the audience can experience each young artist in multiple rounds, in different types of recitals, on different pianos. It is more like a festival experience, and should always be this way. Oh, and other than being this seemingly serious person, I am actually very goofy. If you follow me on Instagram and check out my stories, you’ll find out.”
Click here to watch the first round performance of KaJeng Wong.