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Soyeon Lee
Korea
Age 29





Recently featured on the cover of Symphony Magazine and in Musical America, Soyeon Lee has been cited as an artist to watch. Recent recital highlights include performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, the  Kennedy Center, Ravinia’s Rising Stars Series, Baek-Am Art Hall in Seoul, and the National Music Auditorium in Madrid as part of a thirteen-city tour of Spain.  She has been featured as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the London Symphony Orchestra working with such conductors as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Jahja Ling and Otto-Werner Mueller.  An enthusiastic chamber musician, Ms. Lee performs regularly with the Parker and Chiara String Quartets, and has collaborated with bassist Edgar Meyer, violinist Mark O'Connor, and in joint concerts with her pop-star sister, Soeun Lee. Following her critically acclaimed debut of Scarlatti Sonatas on the Naxos label, Koch International Classics released her second album, Re!nvented, for which she won the 2009 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist of the Year .www.soyeonlee.com

Competition and Awards:
2004  Concert Artists Guild International Competition, Winner
2004  Juilliard William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award
2003  Cleveland International Piano Competition, Second Prize
2002  Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition, Third Prize

Professional Training:
1997-2001  The Juilliard School
2001-03
2003-05
1994-1997  Interlochen Arts Academy

Teachers:
2001-    Robert McDonald
1997-2001  Jerome Lowenthal
1994-97 Victoria Mushkatkol
1990-94 Marina Schmidt


2009 VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

PRELIMINARY RECITAL
Albeniz  Iberia, Book I
Schumann  Carnaval, Op. 9

SEMIFINAL RECITAL
Haydn  Sonata in G major, Hob. XVI:40
Brahms  Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2
Bates  White Lies for Lomax
Liszt  Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Ravel  La Valse
 
SEMIFINAL CHAMBER
Schumann  Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

FINAL RECITAL
Scarlatti  Sonata in A major, K. 208
Bach-Busoni  Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004
Chopin  Barcarolle, Op. 60
Prokofiev  Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83

FINAL CONCERTI
Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Rachmaninoff  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

This biography was most recently edited by...
vcf - 24 Apr 2009
vcf - 27 Mar 2009
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