WANG, Silu

Born in Nanjing, China, Silu is a Chinese concert pianist. She expressed an interest in piano at a tender age of three. At the age of seven, she began to perform on stage.

In China

In 2009, with the highest audition score, she was accepted into the Secondary School of Nanjing University of Arts and mentored by Prof. Xu Jun, Head of Keyboard department. During her middle school years, Silu’s talent and skill were recognised in many international competitions and she won numerous awards, including 1st prize in the “Pearl River - Kayserburg” National Youth Piano Competition 2009, 1st prize in the “CMB - Sunflower” National Youth Piano Competition 2010, silver prize in the Shanghai "Hailun" International Piano Competition 2010 , 1st prize in the Fifth Steinway & Sons National Youth Piano Competition (China Division of the 75th Steinway &Sons International Youth Piano Competition) and 2nd Prize in the "Cadenza" National Youth Piano Competition 2011. Subsequently, Dip.RAM Weiling Chen and China's famous piano master Jianzhong Wang took Silu as their protégé further broadening her experience and exposure.

Silu held a solo concert in Nanjing in 2011 which was featured on Jinling Evening News, and shortly after she received offers from world-class conservatories with offers of multiple scholarships. In the same year, Silu successfully enrolled in the Royal Academy of Music, an offer especially made by the Principle, making her the youngest student in the academic year.

In the U.K.

Soon after, Silu moved to London and began her study in RAM with Professor Ian Fountain. She performed solo and chamber recitals in many established and prestigious concert venues which included the Duke's Hall, the Wigmore Hall, the Union Concert Hall, the Leatherhead Church and the Henry Wood Room. Silu also participated in many international music festivals, and had masterclasses with Christopher Elton, Pascal Devoyon, Stephen Hough, and Hamish Milne. In 2014, she was awarded 2nd Prize in the second “ISCHIA” International Piano Competition in Italy.

Her interest lies not only in solo piano. she was also a part of the chorus choir in the 2016 annual concert held by Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) in Barbican Hall, where the group performed 'Academic Festival Overture' by Brahms and Walton's 'Belshazzar’s Feast'.

During 2017, she was invited by composer Ben Burrows to help with the production and recording of the soundtrack for the first film made of the Warhorse story, 'A Couple of Downs and Outs' in Abbey Road Studio - a project run in partnership with York St. John University. In the same year, she achieved outstanding results in the SpringBoard International Concerto Competition, and was awarded with a certificate of distinction. She has also received many good reviews in her performance of the famous Chinese piece 'Spring Dance' in which she performed it in GSMD Milton Court Concert Hall.

Testimonials

  • Played with great affection. Colourful and engaging. Provided a wide range of tonal variety. Very convincing...
    Ruth Gerald-Previously Head of Keyboard Studies at the Royal College of Music
  • Persuasively played with a fine shape of sound and mood. Unique clean sound! I wanted more from you!
    Pamela Lidiard-Deputy Head of Keyboard Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Sensitive and refined performance. The playing is committed and absolutely expressive!
    Andrew Sherwood-Chairman of the Adjudicators at Spring Board Festival
  • A very stylish performance with a winning elegance in the playing and a sense musical empathy throughout..tempi were really well judged and textures were appropriately scaled. A performance with a good deal to admire and enjoy!
    Ronan O’Hora-Head of Keyboard Studies and Advanced Performance Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama