Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Invitation to Music Su

Gabriel KWOK, Head of Keyboard Studies/HKAPA 郭嘉特, 演藝學院鍵盤樂系主任

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 the Shenzhen Arts School, Xinghai Conservatory of Music and China Conservatory of Music in China. He has given masterclasses internationally and served on the faculty of many institutions, summer schools and festivals including Cliburn Piano Institute (USA), Colburn Academy Festival (USA), Chetham’s International Piano Summer School (UK), Music Fest Perugia (Italy), Coimbra World Piano Meeting (Portugal), Beijing International Music Festival and Academy (China), Beijing International Piano Festival (China), Guangzhou Piano Masterclasses (China), Shanghai International Piano Festival (China), Singapore International Piano Institute, Asia International Piano Academy and Festival (Korea) and Tel-Hai International Piano Master Classes (Israel).


Gabriel Kwok has been a jury member of many international competitions including Rome, Vianna da Motta (Portugal), Gina Bachauer (USA), Hong Kong, China, Hilton Head (USA), Darmstadt Chopin (Germany), Rio de Janerio BNDES (Brazil), James Mottram (UK), China Shenzhen Piano Concerto, Geneva (Switzerland) and Bayreuth - Weimar Liszt International Piano Competitions.


He has collaborated with many distinguished artists in concerts, among whom were Pierre Amoyal, Alexander Ballie, Siegfried Behrend, Alan Civil, Eugene Fodor, Lu Siqing, Albert Markov, Yuri Mazurkevich, Clarence Myerscough, Roberta Peters, Qian Zhou, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jenny Ren, Aaron Rosand, Nathaniel Rosen, Rohan de Saram, Hansjoerg Schellenberger, Denis Shapovalov, Jeffrey Solow, Leon Spierer, Richard Stolzman, Wang Jian and Xue Wei. 


In 2014, Professor Kwok was awarded Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong Government for his contribution to piano education in Hong Kong.


郭嘉特於香港出生,就讀於英國倫敦皇家音樂學院,師事佳鍾遜,其後在倫敦隨路易士堅拿學習。一九八九年起為香演藝學院鍵盤樂系主任。二零零三年被推選為英國皇家音樂學院院士。


郭氏現為深圳藝術學校、星海音樂學院及中國音樂學院等院作客席教授;並多次在歐洲、美洲及亞洲主持大師班。郭氏分別被邀請在美國德州克萊邦鋼琴夏季音樂營、洛杉磯高賓學院音樂節、英國曼徹斯特切塔姆國際鋼琴夏令營、義大利佩鲁贾音樂節、葡萄牙科英布拉音樂節、北京國際音樂大師班夏令營、北京國際鋼琴藝術節、上海國際鋼琴大師班、新加坡國際鋼琴營、韓國亞洲國際鋼琴夏令營及以色列特拉海國際鋼琴大師班任教。他又曾在多項比賽中擔任評審,其中包括意大利羅馬、葡萄牙維納莫特、美國真娜巴侯雅、香港、中國、美國希爾頓島、德國達姆施塔特蕭邦、巴西BNDES、英國詹姆斯莫特拉姆、中國深圳協奏曲及瑞士日內瓦國際鋼琴比賽。


郭氏經常在音樂會中擔任獨奏和伴奏,與多位著名演奏家合作,其中包括艾莫雅、貝利、貝爾倫、斯維爾、科特、呂思清、馬哥夫、馬沙高維治、米亞斯哥夫、貝特斯、錢舟、雷波爾、任蓉、羅珊德、盧信、杜沙霖、舒倫堡格、沙波瓦洛夫、蘇奧盧、史派拿、史圖斯曼、王健及薛偉。


2014年,郭教授獲香港政府頒授榮譽勳章。