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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 has performed with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (2012-2018), the Octava Chamber Orchestra (2013-2018), and the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra (2018). He also curated a popular chamber music series at the Seattle Downtown Library (2015-2018).  2017-2018 season highlights included 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 Bloch's Concerto Grosso No. 1, and a South American music concert with clarinetist Maryanne Lacaille, premiering his clarinet-piano arrangement of recent works by Edmundo Villani-Côrtes (Brazil), Germán Dario Pérez Salazar (Colombia) and Arturo Márquez (Mexico).