May Ling Kwok: November 6th

Grace NotesSunday, November 6th at 2pm

May Ling Kwok teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and the University of Victoria, and she is active as a teacher, adjudicator, and concert pianist. She has undertaken concert tours to many parts of the world and she is an audience favourite at Chemainus Classical Concerts.


Sonata in C major, K. 330 — W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

1. Allegro moderato

2. Andante Cantabile

3. Allegretto

Sonata in F major, Op. 10 No. 2 — L. Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

1. Allegro

2. Allegretto

3. Presto

Barcarole Op.60 — F. Chopin (1810-1849)

Sonata in A major, D. 664 — F. Schubert (1797-1828)

1. Allegro moderato

2. Andante

3. Allegro

Nocturne Op. 16, No. 41 — A. Paderewski (1860-1941)

Ballade in G minor, Op. 23 — F. Chopin (1810-1849)


May Ling Kwok

Graduating with distinction from the University of Victoria, May Ling Kwok first studied with Robin Wood at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and later continued her doctorate studies with the famed Hungarian pianist, György Sebők at Indiana University, USA, where she was awarded the distinguished Performer’s Certificate.

She is very active as a performer, piano teacher and adjudicator. Concert tours have taken her to the United States, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and Europe. She has appeared as soloist with the Victoria Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Moscow Philharmonic, Vladivostok Symphony Orchestra, the Slovakia Radio Orchestra and the Czech National Symphony.

Also an accomplished chamber musician, she is a founding member of the McPherson Trio.

May Ling Kwok’s discography to date are as follows:

  • Mozart Piano Concerti K. 466 and K. 595, Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Schumann Piano Concerto, Slovakia Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Mozart Piano Concerti K. 467 and K. 491, Czech National Symphony Orchestra
  • Beethoven Sonatas for Piano and Violin: “Kreutzer” and “Spring”
  • Shostakovich and Arensky Piano Trio
  • Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano

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