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LIO Kuokman


Currently serving as Programme Director of the Macao International Music Festival and Resident Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, LIO Kuokman is praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a startling conducting talent”. He was the top winner of the third Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Paris with audience prize and orchestra prize and has served as the first Asian Assistant Conductor to music director Yannick Nézet-Seguin with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Both a conductor and pianist, LIO has collaborated with some of the leading orchestras across the globe including Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonique de Radio France, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.