Keri is 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.
Musicology. Currently a PhD Candidate of the King’s College London – Hong Kong University Joint Musicology Programme, Keri is a two-time recipient of the Rayson Huang Scholarship in Music from HKU, an Oldman Award from Royal Musical Association, 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. She has a forthcoming journal article in Music and Letters.
Writing. Keri’s 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 “Visible Rage and the Invisible Race” has also been selected as one of the 19 finalists in Bergen International Literary Festival Essay Contest out of 550 submissions.
Piano. Keri graduated as a Discovery Scholar as a student 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 for 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 with 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.