Kin-wai received his early musical training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the guidance of Eva Lue. But later, he spent four years to study at the business school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in finance. Upon his graduation in 1996, his passion for music brought him to the Eastman School of Music in the United States. During his study, he was the recipient of the Eastman Scholarship and served as the first teaching assistant of his piano professor Douglas Humpherys. Two years later, he graduated with a master degree of music and a specially awarded performer’s certificate. Subsequently, he furthered his study with pianist Edward Auer at the Indiana University at Bloomington, where he was at the same time a music theory instructor teaching undergraduate and graduate review classes.

He has also benefited from studies under Jorg Demus, Gabriel Kwok and Kum-sing Lee, and from playing for such musician as Arnulf von Arnim, Michel Beroff, Malcolm Bilson, Gilbert Kalish, Vladmir Krainev, Robert Levin, Susan Starr and Melvyn Tan in their master classes.

As a devoted teacher himself, Kin-wai has been on the piano faculty of the Hong Kong Baptist University since 2001, and now also teaches at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Recently, he was presented the certificate of commendation by the Secretary for Home Affairs, the government of the Hong Kong SAR in recognizing his musical achievements.