Born in 1986 in Guangdong province, China, Jianing Kong has performed to great critical acclaim throughout the UK and continental Europe. He is a prizewinner at 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 and 2014 Scottish International Piano Competition. He most recently won Third Prize and the Bronze Medal at the 2015 Santander Piano Competition.
After winning the prestigious Concerto Prize at the Purcell School when he first arrived in the UK, Jianing gave his London debut in 2003, performing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto with the Purcell Symphony Orchestra at the Duke's Hall (Royal Academy of Music). Since then he has given performances at festivals and major venues across the U.K. and the European continent including Cadogan Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. John's Smith Square, St. James' Piccadilly, Draper's Hall, Steinway Hall (London), Brighton Festival, Chipping-Campden Festival, Leeds Town Hall, Mitchell Library (Glasgow), Gasteig (Munich), Salle Cortot (Paris), Bechstein Centrum (Frankfurt) and the Bolshoi Hall (Moscow Conservatoire). He also frequently returns to China where he has appeared in all the major concert halls.