Classical Music Performance Division

ùDs Nancy Loo

~ Julie Kuok

ʱj Norman Lee

Gz Cheng Wai

Ҹ֮Q Shirley Lo

° Shum Kin Wai

os Genevieve Wong

䱶 Cedric Chan

Wong Wai

id Evelyn Chang

c Angel Lo

HE Nenki Tang

Qֶ Brian Ngai

pRR Louie Lai Lai

Kդh Dr. Timothy Li

t Beverly Leung

Tino, Maxwell

Leslie Ryang

Miyaka Suzuki

~ KUOK, Julie
Classical Music Performance Division

Born in Hong Kong, Julie Kuok received her professional music training at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she became member of the American honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda, for her excellence in both academic and music achievement.  She later obtained her professional diploma with distinction at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 1997, she was the first Hong Kong young musician to be awarded a full scholarship by the British Council for pursuing the Master Degree of Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London.  Her piano teachers include Gabriel Kwok, Sedmara Rutstein, Piers Lane and Ruth Nye.

Kuok had won several prizes in piano competitions including the champion in both the 2nd Hong Kong Open Piano Competition in 1995 and the 8th Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Competition in 1996.  She is also the winner of the 1995 Oberlin Concerto Competition and won the Michael Head prize for accompaniment in 1997.

Kuok has also written several piano pieces.  Works that had been performed include Barcarolle in A for solo piano, Happy Birthday 2006 for 8 hands on one piano and Birthday Party-- celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Parsons Music for 16 hands on two pianos, Nocturne for two pianos, Sketches and Birthday Dada for solo piano. In June 2007, she was commissioned to arrange a Chinese piece for 10 pianos for the Dragon Jamboree and took part as the piano leader in the performance celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR. In June 2008, her Tableau for 48 hands for 24 pianists and 6 pianos was premiered in the Academys Best Pianists Fund-Raising Concert with great success and had become one of the 2008 Top Ten Music Headlines in the Fine Music Magazine.

Teaching at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Kuok is active in giving concerts, public music lectures and masterclasses. She has also been jury for many competitions including the 71st Steinway and Sons International Youth Piano Competition, the Toyama Asian Youth Music Competition, the Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Competition, the Hong Kong (Asia Pacific) Bach and Liszt Piano Competition, the Fourth Chinese Works Piano Competition and the 2006 Hong Kong Young Musician of the Year.