Joseph Tong studied at Wells Cathedral School with Hilary Coates, at Christ’s College Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music where he gained the highest examinable award, the DipRAM.
He made his Wigmore Hall recital debut in 1997 as winner of the Maisie Lewis Young Artists Award and has performed at the Hall regularly since, in his longstanding duo with Waka Hasegawa (Piano 4 Hands).
Joe has given recital and concerto performances in Japan, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Germany and Finland amongst other European countries and has appeared at major Festivals including Buxton, Cheltenham, Presteigne and Birmingham as well as giving broadcasts for Radio 3. His CD recordings for the Quartz label have drawn widespread critical acclaim. In 2008 Joe was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) and also appointed visiting piano teacher at Wells.
He is Founder and Co-Artistic Director of the Bristol International Piano Duo Festival, held biennially at St George’s Bristol.