Critically acclaimed as a "superb musician by "The Plain Dealer
", Karl Lo
is an active recitalist across the United States, Canada, Venezuela, China, and Hong Kong.
appeared as soloist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra
, and has recently presented complete cycles of the Beethoven and Schubert piano sonatas in Cleveland, Ohio and Toronto, Canada.
Performances aside, he has also served as musical director of the theatrical productions Children of Eden and School House Rock, adjudicator at many local and foreign piano competitions, and coach at various summer music festivals.
Karl Lo is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, and has previously attended the Oberlin College Conservatory, Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and the Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong.
Lo has been a frequent winner at various competitions, including grand prize at the Canadian Music Competition International Stepping Stone piano division, second prize at the Chopin Competition in New York, and second prize at the Kosciuszko competition in Chicago.
was named a Liberace Scholar for three consecutive years, and has been the recipient of many institutional awards, such as the Dean's Talent Award
, William Kruzban Prize in Piano, Arthur Loesser Prize in Piano, and Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying.
Karl Lo holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and is currently on the faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music.