"Rising star pianist Kuok-Wai Lio puts focus on music" - The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A young pianist heading for a big career" - Seen and Heard International
Praised by the Vancouver Sun as a "musician's musician" and for his "sensitive playing" by The New York Times, Macau-born pianist Kuok-Wai Lio is active as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. He came to serious attention when, in January 2014, he replaced an indisposed Radu Lupu at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts at New York's Town Hall to rave reception.
Recent appearances include the music festivals of Santa Fe, Ravinia, Prussia Cove, Marlboro, Caramoor, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Kissinger Sommer, and Hong Kong Arts Festival. Kuok-Wai has appeared in recital at the Vancouver Recital Society, San Francisco Performances, Gilmore Rising Stars Series, Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He has performed at such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tonhalle Zürich, and Herkulessaal in Munich. As concerto soloist, he has collaborated with the Macau Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China Philharmonic, Guangzhou Symphony, Pan Asia Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, California Symphony, Houston Symphony, Russian Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Salzburg ... read full bio