William Kuo is a Canadian composer based in Vancouver. He strives to continually renew his listening habits and question his influences by observing cultural boundaries and human relations in the collective experience of art.
Over the past year, he has worked with Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Paramirabo, and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. More recently in August 2017, he shared his music with Ensemble Multilatérale and soprano Juliet Fraser at the Royaumont Abbey.
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.
He continues to develop his artistic vision through pivotal encounters such as the Orford Arts Academy, Bozzini Quartet Undergraduate Composers Kitchen, Darmstadt New Music Summer Courses, Manifeste Academy, and the 13th International Young Composers Forum in Montréal.