Gabriel Kwok, Hong-Kong - member of the piano Jury 2014
Gabriel Kwok was born in Hong Kong and studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Guy Jonson and later with Louis Kentner in London. He has been Head of Keyboard Studies at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts since 1989. A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, he is Visiting Professor at many music schools in China, including the Shenzhen Arts School, Xi’an and Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory of Music. He has served on the faculty of institutes, schools and festivals in the USA, UK, China, Singapore, Korea and Israel. He has also given master classes around the world. Gabriel Kwok has been a jury member of international competitions such as the Asia Mozart Bicentenary, Vianna da Motta, Gina Bachauer, Hong Kong, China, Hilton Head, Darmstadt Chopin, Japan PTNA, Rio de Janerio BNDES, Singapore Chopin, James Mottram and Asia Chopin International Piano Competitions. He has collaborated with many distinguished artists, including Pierre Amoyal, Siegfried Behrend, Albert Markov, Yuri Mazurkevich, Qian Zhou, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Hansjoerg Schellenberger, Richard Stolzman. He has also been Artist-in-Residence for the Radio Television Hong Kong.