Guest Cellist: Emmanuel Kwok

Emmanuel Kwok

​“Tsun-yuet’s wide knowledge of cello technique and repertoire will be a wonderful resource…… His work ethic will without a doubt inspire all those around him.”Christine Lamprea, Artist-Teacher of Cello, Longy School of MusicNative of Hong Kong, Tsun-yuet Emmanuel Kwok has appeared as a soloist in Europe, Asia, and the United States and has also performed over 30 world premieres of contemporary music. Currently, Kwok is a member of the McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra and has previously played with orchestras including the Dallas Chamber Symphony, Plano Symphony, Irving Symphony, Hong Kong New Philharmonic, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong and Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. He played solo and chamber recitals both in Asia and in the States, and solo appearances with orchestras including Mesquite Symphony, Mansfield Philharmonic, Coppell Community Orchestra, Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art Academy Orchestra and Hong Kong Baptist University Symphony Orchestra. He has received awards including 1st prize in the Hong Kong Music Festival and 2nd prize in the National
Competition of Asia.

In addition to his classical performance, he worked with worship ministries and pop singers in Southeast Asia, and recorded more than ten albums as a solo cellist; in 2021, he also worked with RedSeaMusic (CA, USA) to produce music videos. Kwok began cello study under Ms. Tung Hiu-lo; later, he finished his Master of Music in cello performance with Professor Ray Wang at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) at TCU School of Music, majoring in Cello Performance with a cognate in Music Theory. In the U.S. his primary teachers included Jesús Castro-Balbi and Eugene Osadchy. He also had the privilege of coaching by Johannes Moser, Lynn Harrell, Steven Isserlis, Vagram Saradjian, Dmitri Atapine, Maja Bogdanovic and Li-Wei Qin.

As a musician and scholar, Kwok holds memberships in Pi Kappa Lambda International Music Honor Society and Golden Key International Honor Society, and is a regular member of Mu Phi Epsilon Concert Series. As a music arranger, his arrangement has been played by different ensembles including Texas Cellos and Texas Cello School.

Kwok currently serves as faculty of Greenville Suzuki Strings and is a performance artist at Prime Music Institute; he was appointed as assistant to the artistic director of the Texas Cello School in 2021. He had served as faculty of Clear Creek Music Festival (OR), TCU Summer Cello Academy, Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra and Fort Worth B Sharp Youth Music Program; he also had previously served as a teaching assistant of internationally renowned cellist Jesús Castro-Balbi, as well as assistant director of TCU Cello Ensemble. Kwok believes in Authentic Christianity and the philosophy of Authentic Music Performance.

Kwok’s future concert commitment includes a Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Greater North Texas Youth Orchestra, a Haydn Concerto with the Flower Mound Community Orchestra, and his Carnegie Hall solo debut in the season of 2022-23.

Monday, April 24 at 6:00pm

Music Building, Recital Hall
1614 State Highway 24, Commerce, TX 75428

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