Kuok-Wai Lio

Guest Artist


Born in Macau, pianist Kuok-Wai Lio began his studies at the age of five, was awarded a scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of nine, and made his concerto début at the age of ten with the Macao Orchestra in the opening ceremony of the 2000 Macao Arts Festival. In 2006, he entered Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2013.

Mr. Lio has given 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, Lio 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, with other performances in Japan, Germany and Italy.