"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 recognition when, in February 2015, he replaced an indisposed Radu Lupu on the People's Symphony Concerts at New York's Town Hall to rave reception.
Recent appearances included music festivals of Santa Fe, Ravinia, Prussia Cove, Marlboro, Caramoor, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Kissinger Sommer, and Hong Kong Arts Festival. In recital, Kuok-Wai has appeared on the series of Vancouver, San Francisco Performances, Gilmore Rising Stars, Philip Lorenz Memorial and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He has performed at such venues as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tonhalle in Zurich, and Herculesaal in Munich. As concerto soloists, he has collaborated with the Macau Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China Philharmonic, GuangZhou Symphony, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, California Symphony, Houston Symphony, Russian Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Salzburg.
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