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Julie Kuok

Co-head of Keyboard Studies
Piano

Julie is a Steinway artist active in performance, composition and music education. She is also the hostess of the "ABRSM piano exam" at the RTHK radio 4 from 2014-2016 and is currently a piano faculty member at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.  She often acts as jury in competitions such as Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition, Hong Kong Asia Piano Open Competition and Hong Kong International Open Competition, etc.

Graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Music in London, Julie benefited much from the tutelage of Gabriel Kwok, Sedmara Rutstein, Piers Lane and Ruth Nye. She won several piano competitions including the 2nd Hong Kong Piano Open Competition, Oberlin Concerto Competition and the 8th Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Open Competition. Since 2000, Julie has formed the “HK Duo” with Hui Ling (www.hkduo.com) giving local and overseas concerts premiering several of arrangements and new compositions.  Besides, she had also performed with several orchestras including the Oberlin Chamber Orchestra, the Nanjing Philharmonia, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra, the Hong Kong Chamber Wind Philharmonia, the Xinjiang Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra. 

Julie had been commissioned to write music by several organizations like the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hong Kong Children’s Choir, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Good Hope School, the Chinese Woman’s Composers association and the Hong Kong Flute Academy etc. Her compositions range from piano solo, chamber, choir works to “Ode to Yardang” for piano and orchestra, “Mahjong On Stage!” for 4 pianists on 4 pianos and a video clip, “Tableau for 48 fingers” for 24 pianists on 4 pianos and “Pomegranate” for 24 pianist and a piano technician on 4 pianos etc.

Julie’s publication includes “Birthday Dada” for piano solo, “Nocturne” for two pianos, the HKDuo cd album “In a glimpse” published under Tammy Records, the lecture demonstration dvd on the 62nd Hong Kong Music Festival piano competition repertoire published under Brio, and a song cd album with lyrics by Yu Kwong Chung produced by RhapsoArts. 
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Julie Kuok's Piano Workshop

Lessons every Wednesday & Thursday 10:00AM-12:00NN
Tuition Fees: HK$1200 / session (2 hours) 
Tutor: Julie Kuok
Focusing on examination techniques in preparation for the ABRSM Grade 8 examination, classes are orgainsed in groups of 4 students to learn from the best while observing their peers. 

*Audition for joining this class is required. Interested candidates should make a short video recording of the candidates' own piano playing for any repertoire for at least 5 minutes, and submit by email to [email protected] assessment.

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