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 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance both artistically and academically from the renowned Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Austria, becoming one of its youngest graduates. At age 14, she held the distinction of being one of the youngest individuals admitted to the Bachelor program. Her formal artistic education commenced at the age of 12 when she was chosen to study at the Leopold Mozart Institute for Highly Talented Students. 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. 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 (with the latest award being 1st prize from the Altalena Concerto Competition), she has performed in concert 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 a number of orchestras and has recorded with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. Alyssa Kok has been featured on the Salzburg ORF radio, Austria, the Alberta radio, Canada, La Tribuna newspaper, Treviso, Italy, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno and PugliaLive newspapers, Barletta, Italy, GioiaNet newspaper, Bari, Italy, Rhema Media, New Zealand, Polish television COMTV, the governmental website of Poland, Lianhe Zaobao newspaper, Singapore, CNA938 radio station, Singapore and The Straits Times newspaper, Singapore.
Alyssa Kok is versatile with early keyboard instruments including the fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord and is currently learning the organ. She also pursues a Bachelor degree in harpsichord at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. As a budding composer, she has premiered her debut composition ‘Singapore Fantasy’, a 14-minute long piece, in Poland, Singapore and Italy. She has sung in numerous choir performances in Austria.
Alyssa Kok has a deep passion to make the world a better place for those in need, especially children. She has initiated charity projects through classical music in Canada, Israel, Singapore and New Zealand, including sold-out concerts and with tickets sold for $180 each. She is fluent in English, German, Mandarin and Polish.