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Vivian Kwok 

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Piano / Violin

"The teacher exists for the student - my passion and knowledge of music stays the same, but my method will adapt to each student's needs."

- Vivian


Hong Kong-born pianist, violinist, and composer Vivian Kwok is known for her versatility and active engagement in the creation of new music. Over the past four years, Vivian has premiered over 40 works and collaborated with no fewer than 20 composers. She is a winner of the 2021 University of Toronto Winds Concerto Competition and has also left a memorable presence at the Edmonton Kiwanis Music Festival, the Alberta College Fall Music Festival, and the Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. As a composer, she has written for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, UofT Opera, Bedford Trio, M.E. LaZerte High School concert band, and Concreamus Chamber Choir. Vivian holds an undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, double majoring in Piano Performance and Composition, in the studios of Jamie Parker and Abigail Richardson-Schulte. She is continuing her graduate studies at the University of British Columbia, studying with Corey Hamm.

Musical Education and highlights

  • Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT in Piano Royal Conservatory of Music

  • Grade 10 in Violin

  • University of Toronto Bachelor of Music (Piano and Composition)

  • University of British Columbia Master of Music (Piano)

  • Violinist in Wa Ying College Orchestra,

  • Edmonton Youth Orchestra,

  • University of Alberta Symphony Orchestra,

  • Orbis Orchestra,

  • University of Toronto Orchestra,

  • Abreu Orchestra Pianist in UBC Symphony Orchestra,

  • UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Awards and Distinctions

2022 W.O. Forsyth Graduating Scholarship (University of Toronto)

2021 Winds Concerto Competition winner (University of Toronto)

2021 Miriam Neveren Memorial Scholarship (University of Toronto)

2021 Patricia Parr Scholarship (University of Toronto)

2020 PNN Scholarship (University of Toronto)

2019-20 Arthur Plettner Scholarship (University of Toronto)

2019 Kathleen Walls Scholarship (University of Toronto)

2018 Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Resident Young Composer


  • English 

  • Cantonese

  • Mandarin

Rates and Policies



    • 30 minute private lesson 

    • 45 minute private lesson 

    • 60 minute private lesson

    • Travel Charge​


Lessons canceled within 24 hours without a valid reason will be charged. This does not apply to travel fees unless the notice is given at the door and the teachers have traveled to the location. ​


A maximum of three make-up lessons are permitted and can be rescheduled each school year (Sept - June) due to illness or emergency. Students need to notify the school and the teacher two weeks in advance if going on a vacation or extended absence to avoid extra charges. The vacation policy does not apply during summer breaks. 


Students can try out two lessons to see if it is a great fit. We value teachers' valuable time and effort, so there will not be a free trial lesson, it will be charged. After the two trial lessons, all policies start getting effect and students will be billed in terms. 

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