Join us on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 2:00 pm for a performance of Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise. Schubert composed this masterwork in the weeks before his death, shortly before his 32nd birthday. Winterreise finds its inspiration from the poems of 19th century poet Wilhelm Müller about a young man who, upon seeing his beloved marry another, sets out on foot in the deepest winter to grieve his loss and seek solace.
About the Artists
Bass-baritone Evan Gray was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. He currently studies lied and opera performance at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
Praised by the Vancouver Sun as a “musician’s musician” and for his “sensitive playing” by the New York Times, Macau-born pianist Kuok-Wai Lio 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.
Kuok-Wai is a recipient of a Commendation of Merit given by the Chief Executive of Macau, the prestigious 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 2016 Career Advancement Award by the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia.
Born in 1989, Kuok-Wai studied at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Gabriel Kwok and the Curtis Institute of Music with Gary Graffman. Kuok-Wai 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.