Above: Exterior image of Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is proud to present its 23rd anniversary season of the Barbara and William Karatz Chamber Concert Series. Enjoy chamber music as it was intended—in a warm, intimate setting, where you are treated as a guest in our historic home. All concerts are followed by a private reception with the artists.
About Kuok Wai-Lio
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 the Curtis Institute. Most recently, Kuok-Wai has been working regularly with András Schiff at international master classes and festivals in Europe.
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. Kuok-Wai has received prizes in international piano competitions, including the Fulbright, Gina Bachauer, Seiler, Steinway, Ettlingen, and Chopin (Tokyo).
In January 2004, he was awarded a Commendation of Merit given by the Chief Executive of Macau. That same year, he was invited to perform for the President of China, Hu Jintao, at the fifth anniversary of Macau’s handover to China.