KEVIN KWAN LOUCKS
Mr. Loucks's 2020/2021 concert season features recording and performance collaborations with cellist Eric Byers, Trio Céleste, and musicians of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras. Other highlights include a guest lecture and masterclass at UCLA, business and entrepreneurship courses for Chamber Music | OC's Pre-College Program, and adjudicating the Colibri International Arts Competition.
GUALALA ARTS CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Gualala Arts Center
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
CHAMBER MUSIC | OC
Founded in 2012 by pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, Chamber Music | OC was born out of a desire to share the joys of chamber music with the entire Orange County community. The organization is proud to announce its newest and most exciting acquisition to date: a 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art commercial facility that will house all of CMOC's administrative, artistic, and educational operations beginning in early 2021. Thoughtfully designed by KK Design Concepts, and Pro Audio L.A., CMOC HQ will boast an elegant performance space, recording studio, multiple sound-proof studios, administrative offices, a large common area, and kitchenette.