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Yuet Ka Keri Hui


Born in Hong Kong, Keri began playing the piano and the violin when she was 8. In 2015, she graduated as a discovery scholar with a bachelor degree in piano performance and music industry in USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Norman Krieger, and is now pursuing her master degree in piano performance in Royal College of Music in London as a student of Norma Fisher.
Prior to her college training, Keri entered Idyllwild Arts Academy at 16 with scholarship as a violin major studying with Todor Pelev. In the same year, however, she developed severe injuries that prohibited her from playing instruments for two years. She eventually gave up on the violin while switching to piano performance. Before studying in the U.S., Keri received numerous first prizes in both piano and violin divisions in Hong Kong School Music Festival, third prize of the Sixth International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia (Hong Kong/ Macau) (2003), first prize in the Asian Youth Music Competition (Hong Kong) (2004), and was a finalist in the 2005 Tom Lee Young Musicians of the Year Competition. When she was 12, she accompanied the renowned Bobby McFerrin in the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Keri also performed J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D with the Salzburg Junge Philharmonie in Salzburg, Austria, when she was 15.

During her study in the U.S., she was awarded an honorable mention in the Glendale Piano Competition (2011), first prize of the Antelope Valley Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (2013), fifth prize of the Edith Knox Performance Competition (2014), first prize of the French Music Competition by Pyrenees Music Society (2013), grand prix of Russian Music Competition by Pyrenees Music Society (2014), an honorable mention of the International Young Artist Piano Competition in Washington, D.C. (2014), an honorable mention of Wildflower International Recording Competition (2014), first prize of the Aloha International Piano Concerto Competition (2014), first prize of the Coeur d’Alene Symphony National Young Artists Competition (2015), and fourth prize of the Brevard Music Center Piano Competition. Concerto performances include Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 (III movement) with the Antelope Valley Symphony, Saint-SaĆ«ns' Piano Concerto No.5 with Hawaii Youth Symphony and Coeur d’Alene Symphony in Spokane, WA. She recently was also awarded 2nd prize in the New York Artist International Competition and will be performing in Lincoln Center in June, 2016.

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