Born in Macau in 1989, Kuok-Wai began his piano studies at the age of five. In 1997 he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and in 2006 he entered Curtis. His principal teachers have included Gabriel Kwok and Gary Graffman. Most recently, Kuok-Wai has been working regularly with András Schiff at international master classes and festivals in Europe.
Recent performances include solo recitals at the Ravinia Festival, Vancouver Recital Series, and chamber music concert at the Salzburg Festival. A regular participant of Open Chamber Music Prussia Cove, and the Marlboro and Santa Fe Chamber Music festivals, Kuok-Wai has also performed with the Macau Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, China Philharmonic, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Curtis Chamber Orchestra, Russian Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Salzburg, and has given recitals in Japan, Germany and Italy. ... read full bio