"Temperament, musical sensibility and refined technique make Yan Kok one of the most prominent interpreters of her generation." - Roberto Aussel 

Yan Kok is considered one of the most prominent interpreters of her generation, and an internationally award winning classical guitarist. She began playing the guitar at age 7 and since then studied at «Barratt Due», «Norwegian Academy of Music» (Oslo, Norway) and «Robert Schumann Hochschule» (Düsseldorf, Germany).

As an artist, she has performed all over the world as both soloist and chamber musician including recitals at “Festspillene i Bergen”, “Ultima Contemporary Festival”, “Viva la Guitarra”, “Acoustic Landscape”, “Kunstsalon”, “VII Mostra de Violão Fred Schneiter”, “Uppsala International Guitar Festival” and live performance at “Sveriges Radio P1”. 

She has received over ten prizes including scholarships in both national and international competitions:

1st Prize «Hong Kong International Guitar Competition» (Dec. 2015)

1st prize «International Young Talents Competition» in Sweden (Oct. 2015)

1st prize «Varie Azioni sul Tema» in Italy (July 2015)

1st prize «Twents Guitar Competition» in Netherlands (May 2015)

1st prize «Villa-Lobos» competition (2010)

1st prize (2006 & 2008) «National Youth Competition» in Norway

Audience awards in «National Youth Competition» in Norway

2nd prize (no 1st prize awarded) «International Guitar Competition» in Austria (August 2015)

2nd prize «XIII European Classical Guitar Competition «Enrico Mercatali»» (May 2016)

DEA Stipendprogram i musikk scholarship (April 2016)

Jörgen Rörbystipendiet scholarship (July 2016)

 Yan Kok is sponsored by Augustine Strings.