Camden ShawCathy Meng RobinsonInon BarnatanJon Kimura ParkerJoseph JohnsonKirill GersteinLeelanee SterrettLily FrancisMichael RusinekTodd Levy

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano


Lee-SKFirst Prize winner of the prestigious 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition and the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by The New York Times as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and firm sense of style,” and by The Washington Post for her “stunning command of the keyboard.” She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Cleveland and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in the Dominican Republic, Orquesta de Valencia, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and Naples Philharmonic. In recent seasons she has given recitals at New York’s Zankel, Alice Tully, and Merkin halls, Washington’s Kennedy Center, the Ravinia Festival, Madrid’s National Auditorium, and San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. A Naxos recording artist, she records a double CD of Scriabin piano works this season, and her album of Liszt opera transcriptions was released in 2013. Ms. Lee earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and the Artist Diploma from Juilliard, where she won every award granted to pianists as a student. A Second Prize and Mozart Prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and a laureate of the Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, she has worked extensively with Richard Goode, Robert McDonald, Ursula Oppens, and Jerome Lowenthal. Ms. Lee is the co-founder and artist director of Music by the Glass, a concert series dedicated to bringing together young professional in New York City. Ms. Lee is an assistant professor at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and makes her home in Cincinnati with her husband, pianist Ran Dank, and their baby boy Noah.


Be sure to hear Soyeon Kate Lee’s 2015 Festival performance:

Thursday, August 13, noon
Mozart-Rossini-Bartók

Monday, August 17, 6:00PM
Mozart for Two Pianos

Thursday, August 20, noon
Soyeon Kate Lee Piano Recital