KEVIN KWAN LOUCKS
Mr. Loucks's 2019/2020 concert season features collaborations with the Argus Quartet, cellist Eric Byers, and several notable performances and masterclasses with Trio Céleste. Highlights include appearances at the Ojai Music Festival, Epiphany Music Guild, Sundays at Two, Fallbrook Music Society, and the Tuesday Evening Concert Series. He also appears as a guest panelist and moderator at numerous Chamber Music | OC events and Entrepreneurial Seminars at campuses across California.
IN RECITAL: ARGUS QUARTET
Salmon Recital Hall
FALLBROOK MUSIC SOCIETY
Fallbrook Public Library
Chamber Music | OC
...a first-rate performance."
NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW
Pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks enjoys a multifaceted career as international concert artist, educator, and arts entrepreneur. He has been described as “impeccable” (La Presse, Montreal), “a shining talent” (Völser Zeitung, Italy), and “a pianist of exhilarating polish, unity and engagement” (The Orange County Register, California).
He has earned ovations from Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, to Prösels Castle in Italy, the Kennedy Center, Kumho Art Hall and Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and Prague’s Lichtenstein Palace. He has been featured on National Public Radio, CBC Radio 2, Classical KUSC, the Public Broadcasting Service, KABC-TV Los Angeles, and the Korean Broadcasting System, and was a top prize winner at the Schlern International Competition in Italy, the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, the Beverly Hills International Auditions in Los Angeles, and the American Prize in Piano Performance.
Hailed as “a first-class ensemble” (Orange County Register), “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad), “technically dazzling” (Long Beach Gazette), “flawless” (New York Concert Review) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. Mr. Loucks serves as the ensemble's pianist alongside Ross Gasworth, cello, and his wife Iryna Krechkovsky, violin.
Recent highlights include recitals at the Chicago Cultural Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Seoul Art Center in South Korea, and the world premiere of Paul Dooley’s Concerto Grosso for Piano Trio and Strings co-commissioned by Trio Céleste and Chamber Music | OC.
ARTS ADMINISTRATOR& CONSULTANT
A Juilliard-trained concert pianist, educator, and arts entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the performing arts industry, Mr. Loucks employs a diverse skill set that has inspired the cultivation and development of creative projects across various platforms.
"Pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks is a
...he exhibited a stunning technical virtuosity."
LONG BEACH GAZETTE