Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University department of music presents two concerts. The concerts are free and open to public.

Solo Piano Recital by Lio Kuok-Wai, International Concert Pianist

When: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Feb. 11

Where: White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus

Program: Mendelssohn, variations serieuses; Mozart, Piano Sonata in B-flat major, K.333; Chopin, Four Ballades

Details: Lio Kuok-Wai is praised by the Vancouver Sun as a "musician's musician" and for his "sensitive playing" by the New York Times, Macau-born pianist Lio Kuok-Wai is active as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide. He has performed at venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Tonhalle Zürich and Herkulessaal in Munich. In January 2004, he received a Commendation of Merit given by the chief executive of Macau. Kuok-Wai was a recipient of the prestigious 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as the 2016 Career Advancement Award by the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia. Kuok-Wai studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Gabriel Kwok and the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman. He was invited by Sir András Schiff to take part in his masterclasses in Europe and by Leon Fleisher to his mentorship program at Caramoor in upstate New York. He is currently pursuing an Artist Diploma at the International Centre for Music at Park University with Stanislav Ioudenitch.


The Washburn University Wind Ensemble Concert

When: 3 p.m., Feb. 12

Where: White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus

Program: Crown Imperial by William Walton, Symphony for Band by Vincent Persichetti, Lullaby for Kirsten by Leslie Bassett and First Suite in Eb by Gustav Holst

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Office: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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