Alyssa Kok, an award-winning Singaporean classical pianist, graduated at age 18 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance with full distinctions artistically and academically from the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, Austria, becoming one of its youngest graduates.  At age 20, she achieved her Master of Arts degree in piano performance at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland, with distinction. At age 12 she was chosen from Singapore to study at the Leopold Mozart Institute for Highly Talented Students and at age 14, became one of the youngest musicians admitted to Mozarteum’s Bachelor programme. At age 14, she was also selected to study at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music’s Młoda Muzyczna Akademia, a young talent programme for Polish students.  

Alyssa Kok began learning the piano at age 6 and won 1st prize at her first international piano competition at age 9. Since then, she has won over 30 top prizes in international piano competitions. She most recently won the following: 1st prize in the Altalena Concerto Competition, Hungary; Special Prize for the performance of the free programme in the Tournament of Foreign Pianists for the Prince Antoni Radziwiłł Prize, Poland; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli prize in the Mauro Paolo International Piano Competition, Italy; 2nd prize in the VI International Chopin Piano Competition 2022 in Turzno, Poland.

Alyssa Kok’s performances include numerous solo and concerto concerts in Europe, North America, Israel, Asia and Oceania. Most recently, she performed a sold-out all-Chopin solo recital for the Embassy of Poland in Singapore, titled Alyssa Kok Plays Chopin, at the Esplanade in Singapore. She also gave all-Chopin recitals in Italy and New Zealand. She performed eight concerts on tour in Canada in 2022, as well as in the Mozart Tour in China in 2014 and 2016. She has collaborated with orchestras such as the Toruń Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Sándor Végh Institute Chamber Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Festival Orchestra, Altalena Chamber Festival Orchestra and Master Orchestra of the Artematica Organisation. At 11, she was the youngest scholarship recipient of the Singapore International Foundation as cultural ambassador for Singapore for her debut solo recital, made at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. Alyssa Kok has been featured on the Salzburg ORF radio, Austria, the Alberta radio, Canada, La Tribuna newspaper, Treviso, Italy, BarlettaNews24, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno and PugliaLive newspapers, Barletta, Italy, GioiaNet newspaper, Bari, Italy, Rhema Media, New Zealand, Polish television, the Republic of Poland’s website, Lianhe Zaobao newspaper, Singapore, CNA938 radio station, Singapore and The Straits Times newspaper, Singapore.

Alyssa Kok is also a keen player of the fortepiano, harpsichord and clavichord. She is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in harpsichord performance at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. As a budding composer, she premiered her 15-minute long debut composition for the piano, Singapore Fantasy (2023), in recitals in Poland, Singapore and Italy. Alyssa Kok holds a deep passion for charity through classical music, having performed and initiated several sold-out charity recitals in Canada, Israel, Singapore and New Zealand, with tickets sold for $180 each. All proceeds went directly to the children and recipients of the charities. Alyssa Kok is fluent in English, German, Mandarin and Polish, and speaks some Italian.