Lio Kuokman is not only a renowned conductor, but also a pianist and chamber musician. He obtained his education in some of the best music schools, including the Academy of Performing Arts in Hong Kong, the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music and in the New England Conservatory.
He took part in master courses led by such famous names as Sir Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach and Alan Gilbert. In June 2014 he was a laureate of the Evgeni Svetlanov International Conducting Competition, also winning the Audience Prize. One year later he was appointed assistant conductor in the Philadephia Orchestra.
Kuokman conducted leading orchestras, including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Seoul, Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau, Rotterdam and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestras, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in St. Petersburg. He was also involved in many opera productions in Asia, the United States and Europe. These include such masterpieces as Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Carmen and L’elisir d’amore.
Lio Kuokman has been invited to appear in many festivals in Beijing, Macau and Hong Kong. He also conducted in the Great Mountain Music Festival in Korea, at the Trans-Siberian Festival of the Arts in Russia and in La Folle Journée in Nantes and in Warsaw. Lio Kuokman also appeared as pianist with the Camerata Salzburg orchestra and with orchestras in Fort Worth, Hong Kong and Shanghai. In the 2016-2017 he completed a concert tour with philharmonic orchestras from Hong Kong and St. Petersburg. He also played in Tokyo having established cooperation with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.