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
2017-2018 season highlights include an appearance as a soloist in Beethoven’s Piano
Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19 with the Octava Chamber Orchestra, orchestral
appearances with the Northwest Symphony in Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 and
Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite, with the 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.