William Kuo is a Canadian composer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Notable collaborators in recent years have included Juliet Fraser and Ensemble Multilatérale, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble Paramirabo, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In 2017, his composition flieht wie ein Schatten was recognized with the Serge Garant Award from the SOCAN Foundation and received a Gaudeamus Prize nomination. Upcoming projects include a new piece for Ensemble Nikel, to be premiered at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018 and a ten-month residency in the Cursus program at IRCAM.
William received his Bachelor's in Composition from McGill University in 2013 under the guidance of Brian Cherney, Chris Paul Harman and John Rea. In 2015, he earned his Master's in Composition from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, where he received valuable insight from Michel Gonneville, Serge Provost, and Louis Dufort. Other influential and equally indispensable mentors include Philippe Leroux, Mark Andre, Alex Mincek, Ana Sokolović, Jean Lesage, Beat Furrer, Martin Schüttler and Jorge Sánchez-Chiong.