Pianist Jason S. Kuo studied with Martha Wasley at the University of California at Berkeley and was later coached by Janet Guggenheim, whose worldwide concert credits included over thirty years of collaboration with the celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman.
Dr. Kuo regularly performs as the keyboard member of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra and the Octava Chamber Orchestra, and curates a chamber music series at the Seattle Downtown Library. He has been teaching piano privately since 1991, and has studios in Seattle, Bothell, Bellevue, and Issaquah. He is a member of the Seattle Music Teachers Association.
2017-2018 season highlights include an appearance as a soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 with Octava Chamber Orchestra on January 28, 2018, orchestral appearances with Northwest Symphony in Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 and Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, with Pacifica Chamber Orchestra in Everett in Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 1, and chamber music concerts with soprano Shih-Yi Kuan, violist Brian Lew, and clarinetist Maryanne Lacaille.
2016-2017 season highlights included John Williams’ Star Wars Suite, Respighi’s Pines of Romes (Northwest Symphony), and studio recording projects of German art songs with soprano Shih-Yi Kuan, Schumann’s work with violist Brian Lew.
As a side note, Dr. Kuo is also a former research faculty at the University of Washington’s Department of Chemistry. He is an author of more than twenty scientific journal articles and an inventor with several patents in biochemical analysis and cancer research.