To make the world a better place – such is the aim of Alyssa Kok, an award-winning Singaporean classical pianist and historical keyboardist. At the age of 18, Alyssa Kok graduated from the renowned Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Austria, setting herself apart as one of the youngest individuals to attain her Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance earning full distinctions both artistically and academically. At the time of her admission at age 14, she held the distinction of being one of the youngest individual ever admitted to the Bachelor program, setting a precedent. Her formal artistic education commenced at the age of 12 when she began studying at the Leopold Mozart Institute for Highly Talented Students within the same university. Additionally, from the age of 14, she gained admission to the Młoda Muzyczna Akademia, a young talent program exclusively for Polish students at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. She subsequently did an Erasmus+ exchange year at the Academy. Recently at age 20, she achieved her Master of Arts degree in piano performance at the same university with distinction.
A winner of over 30 top prizes in international piano competitions, she has performed in concert extensively in Europe, North America, Israel, Asia and New Zealand, including a recent tour of eight concerts in major cities in Canada. She has worked with important orchestras and has recorded with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. Her music has been broadcasted on ORF radio, Austria, the Alberta radio, Canada, the Rhema Media, New Zealand and the Polish television COMTV. She is also versatile with early keyboard instruments including the fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord and is currently learning the organ. She also pursues a Bachelor in harpsichord at the Mozarteum University. As a budding composer, she has premiered her debut composition in Katowice, Poland as well as in her recent recitals in Singapore. She has sung in numerous choir performances, especially in Salzburg, Austria and has initiated charity projects through classical music in Israel, New Zealand and Singapore. She is fluent in English, German, Mandarin and Polish.