Keri is currently a PhD candidate of the King’s College London – Hong Kong University Joint Musicology Programme. She previously graduated as a Discovery Scholar under the tutelage of Norman Krieger at the University of Southern California. She also studied with Andrew Ball in Royal College of Music, where she obtained her Master of Performance and was awarded the Evelyn Tarrant Award. She also writes essays and songs on sundry topics.

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Musicology. Currently a PhD Candidate of the King’s College London – Hong Kong University Joint Musicology Programme, Keri is the recipient of the Rayson Huang Scholarship in Music from HKU, an Oldman Award from RMA, and multiple individual research grants and a double Global Research Grant from KCL. Her research focuses on 18th-century music, Haydn’s keyboard sonatas, and the culture of sensibility.

Writing. Keri has previously contributed to Freed Magazine and Joy Collective. Her short essay “Envisioning the Invisible” was named one of the three runner-ups out of close to 1000 submissions in the “Visions of a World After Covid-19” contest organised by OpenDemocracy and UCL. Her another essay has also been selected as one of the 20 finalists in Bergen International Literary Festival Essay Contest out of 550 submissions.

Piano. Keri graduated as a Discovery Scholar under the tutelage of Professor Norman Krieger at the University of Southern California. She also studied with Andrew Ball in Royal College of Music, where she obtained her Master of Piano Performance and was awarded the Evelyn Tarrant Award in the Artist Diploma programme. In March 2017, Keri was one of the 25 pianists chosen to compete in the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. She has performed with Coeur D’Alene Symphony, Hawaii Youth Symphony, and Antelope Valley Symphony.

Violin. Keri entered Idyllwild Arts Academy at the age of 16 with a scholarship as a violin major studying under Todor Pelev, concertmaster of San Bernardino Symphony. She has performed J.S. Bach’s Double Violin Concerto in D with Salzburg Junge Philharmonie in the Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Salzburg, Austria.

Songwriting. Keri’s song reached the third round of the 19th USA Songwriting Competition. She was also awarded two Honourable Mentions with Special Recognition in the Song Door Songwriting Competition. She was also awarded first prize in the Be Still creative competition with “(Non)Transaction.”

Philosophy & Theology. Keri is part of the Associateship of King’s College (AKC) program and has also received a certificate of Dimensions of the Faith from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is currently working on a typological reading of Genesis 3 in relation to Romans.