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Piano Recital by Timothy Kwok

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Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
$160, $120




Holberg Suite, Op. 40


Transcendental Étude No. 11, Harmonies du Soir


Etude Fantasy


Piano Sonata No. 1


About the Performer


Timothy Kwok                                                   

Praised for his ‘intense personal commitment to the music, the ability to vary his sound, and poetic imagination’ by the eminent American pianist James Tocco, Timothy Kwok has earned critical acclaims from different musicians including the leading suona maestro Guo Yazhi who praised Kwok as ‘one of the best pianists in the younger generation both in learning and integrity’.  Kwok has performed in many places including New York City, Cincinnati, Prague, Taipei, Macao, Shenzhen, and his native Hong Kong, as well as at festivals such as International Keyboard Institute and Festival, Prague International Piano Institute, and Cincinnati’s Bearcat Piano Festival.  As an active collaborative pianist, he has performed with violin virtuoso Huang Bin, erhu master Cheng Xiu-rong, and suona maestro Guo Yazhi.  He was also invited to partner with Guo Yazhi in his album City Rhapsody, in which they made the world premiere recording of the suona and piano version of Birds Pay Tribute to the Phoenix.  The album was published in 2010.  His recent recording highlight is the recording of the complete Fauré-Naoumoff’s Requiem for solo piano on Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4. 

Kwok was appointed as the only Tangeman Graduate Teaching Assistant of Early Music at the University of Cincinnati, USA, teaching Baroque interpretation, basso continuo and harpsichord performance.  Since graduation, Kwok joined the Music Department of The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a part-time piano and harpsichord faculty member.  He is currently a full-time lecturer at the music programme under Macao Polytechnic Institute’s School of Art, teaching piano performance, chamber music and other performance-related classes.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Kwok began studying the piano at the age of six.  His major mentors have included Mary Wu, Edmund Battersby, Eugene Pridonoff, Elisabeth Pridonoff, and Vivian Montgomery.  He has also worked with masters like Gabriel Kwok, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, James Tocco, Emile Naoumoff, and Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, among others.  Kwok graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bacholer of Arts (Honours) degree in Music, and was named a Fellow of Trinity College London.  With the C. F. Hu Memorial Scholarship and Jacobs School of Music Graduate Scholarship, Kwok furthered his postgraduate studies at Indiana University, USA, and graduated with Master of Music degree.  Kwok then studied at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati with the full assistantship and stipend; and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance in 28 months, setting a new record in the history of the school.



Tickets available from 16 June onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and Telephone Credit Card Booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).


Programme Length

Running time of the concert is about 1 hour and 45 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually.  No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break in the programme.



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Ticketing Enquiries 3761 6661

Telephone Credit Card Booking 2111 5999

Internet Booking www.urbtix.hk


The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


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