February 24, 2016Naxos releases Soyeon Kate Lee's Scriabin: Piano Works worldwidePIANIST SOYEON KATE LEE RELEASES “SCRIABIN: PIANO MUSIC” ON NAXOS
All-Piano Album Features Scriabin Rarities
February 12, 2016, New York City—The brilliant young pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Competition and the 2004 Concert Artists Guild Competition, has released an all- Scriabin CD on Naxos (NAXOS 8.573527) featuring some of the composer’s lesser-known piano works. “Scriabin: Piano Music” was recorded at the Performing Arts Centre of the Country Day School in King City, Ontario in June 2013.
April 7, 2014Soyeon Kate Lee joins the piano faculty of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of MusicCCM Welcomes Naumburg Competition Winner Soyeon Kate Lee to Piano Faculty
CCM welcomes Assistant Professor of Music in Piano Soyeon Kate Lee to its faculty. Her appointment begins in August of 2014.
CCM Dean Peter Landgren recently announced the appointment of pianist Soyeon Kate Lee to the faculty of CCM’s Department of Piano.click here for more info
July 27, 2013Great Review from Santa Fe Reporter. Click here for a few videos!"Soyeon Kate Lee’s piano recital at the second of the SFCMF’s noon concerts on July 18 featured works by Janáček, Scriabin, Beethoven and Stravinsky. The Czech composer’s furious, tragic Sonata, “Z ulice, 1.X.1905” (1906) commemorates a brutal bayoneting at a university demonstration. Lee’s persuasive command of the unique Janáček “voice” made powerful sense of the obsessive final movement marked “Death.”
Superbly pianistic accounts of two hyper-romantic Scriabin exercises followed. In the recital’s climax, Beethoven’s fathomless Op. 110 Sonata, Lee’s nuanced assurance and maturity of expression were a revelation. Her reading of Guido Agosti’s arrangement of Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite” brought the concert to a headspinning finale. "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAASVTaK02M
August 15, 2012Soyeon Wins First Prize at the 2010 Walter Naumburg Piano Competition!From the press: 'On Wednesday, June 24, 2010, the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation held the final round of the 2010 Naumburg Piano Competition. Three finalists, out of a pool of 42 pianists from around the world, were chosen to compete in the final round. The first prize was awarded to Soyeon Lee, a native of South Korea, who has been hailed by The New York Times as a pianist with 'a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.' She is the second pianist from South Korea to be awarded the Naumburg Piano Award following in the foot steps of Kun-Woo Paik who was the first prize winner in 1971. Her prize includes two fully subsidized concerts in New York City, one of which will be given on March 29, 2011 in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall; concert engagements with orchestra and in recital throughout the United States; and a cash award of $10,000.'
August 29, 2011Lincoln Center TwoSoyeon Lee will join the roster of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two in fall 2012!click here for more info
January 12, 2011Glowing Review from the San Francisco Classical Voice for the Herbst Debut!
December 28, 2010Soyeon featured in the San Francisco Classical Voice Article!Formula One For Finding Talent...click here for more info
First prize winner of the 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 a 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 Orchestra 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, Kennedy Center, 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 following the Scarlatti and Liszt albums released earlier. 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 artistic director of Music by the Glass, a concert series dedicated to bringing together young professionals in New York City. A Yamaha Artist, Ms. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Piano at the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, and lives in Cincinnati with her husband, pianist Ran Dank, and their one year old son, Noah.
Huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style.
The New York Times
Ms. Lee draws the listener into her playing through the involvement, intelligence and utter sincerity she brings to everything she touches.
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)
A pianist with beautiful technique and refined sensibility, Soyeon Lee scored on each and every page of music with fascinating authenticity and, at the same time, with strong communication and dazzling playing. A perfect evening, a great master.
El Paos (Madrid)
Soyeon Lee displayed a stunning command of the keyboard, from the beautifully gauged weighting of her finger strokes to the scrupulous calibration of inner voices and dynamics.
The Washington Post
Lee clearly has an affinity for Scriabin; all the composer's impulsive fire was delivered with high energy but without overstatement, and his lyricism emerged in sweeping arcs that seemed as natural as breathing. Even better was Ravel's La Valse, which tapped such a rich vein of color and such cumulative power that the beauties of Ravel's more familiar orchestral version were barely missed.
She opens with one of the clearest, most articulate and pianistically worked-out renditions of the Bach/Busoni Chaconne I've ever heard.
Her poise and command throughout Prokofiev's Seventh Sonata are also on the highest level, especially regarding the multi-levelled textures and impressionistic half-tints she draws from the Andante caloroso. In all, an outstanding release.
She played with clarity, honesty and a supple yet full-bodied sound.
The New York Times
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Ariel String Quartet Series at CCM Corbett Auditorium Cincinnati, OH Schumann Piano Quintet
Friday, September 9, 2016 CCM Concert Orchestra Corbett Auditorium Cincinnati, OH Mark Gibson, Conductor Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY With Ran Dank, piano NY Premiere of Alexander Goehr's Seven Impromptus for two pianos, Ravel la valse, and Solo selections.
Saturday, January 16, 2016 Recording for NAXOS Toronto, Canada Clementi Sonatas
Friday, January 15, 2016 Recording for NAXOS Toronto, Canada Clementi Sonatas
Friday, January 15, 2016 Linton Music First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH Solo and Duo with Ran Dank, piano http://www.lintonusic.org
January 13, 2016 Grand Piano Quartets Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale, AZ With Ara Gregorian, Violin, Xiao-Dong Wang, Viola, and Yehuda Hanani, Cello Brahms and Dvorak Piano Quartets http://www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org/
December 12, 2015 Close Encounters with Music Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, NY With Ran Dank, piano solo and duo http://www.cewm.org/
December 10, 2015 Tri-noon Concerts Caspary Auditorium New York, NY Quintets with the members of the Daedalus String Quartet
December 10, 2015 Music by the Glass Louis Meisel Gallery New York, NY with the members of the Daedalus String Quartet http://musicbytheglass.com
November 5, 2015 Music by the Glass on tour
November 1, 2015 Sarasota Artist Series Historic Asolo Theatre Sarasota, FL Solo Recital
October 24, 2015 Peninsula Symphony Orchestra Flint Center Cupertino, CA Mitchell Sardou Klein, Conductor Rachmaninoff Second Concerto click here for more info
October 23, 2015 Peninsula Symphony Orchestra San Mateo Performing Arts Center San Mateo, CA with Mitchell Sardou Klein, Conductor Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto http://peninsulasymphony.org/2015october
August 17, 2015 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Lensic Performing Arts Center Santa Fe, NM with Ran Dank, piano Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos and world premiere of Alexander Goehr's Seven Impromptus http://santafechambermusic.org
August 13, 2015 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival St. Francis Auditorium Santa Fe, NM With Todd Levy, Clarinet and Daniel Phillips, Violin Bartok Contrasts http://santafechambermusic.com
July 19, 2015 Music Mountain Falls Village, CT With the Enso String Quartet Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No.1 http://musicmountain.org
July 11, 2015- Julay 12, 2015 Recording for Naxos Toronto, Canada More Scriabin!
January 29, 2015 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Kaplan Penthouse New York, NY works by Mantovani, Connesson, Sanchez-Gutierrez http://chambermusicsociety.org
January 9-11, 2015 Recording for Naxos Country Day School Ontario, Canada Scriabin!
December 21, 2014 Mostly Music Chamber Music Maplewood, NJ With Ani Kavafian, Violin and Carter Brey, Cello Mozart and Brahms Piano Trios http://mostlymusic.org
December 21, 2014 Mostly Music Chamber Music Westwood, NJ With Ani Kavafian, Violin and Carter Brey, Cello Mozart and Brahms Piano Trios http://mostlymusic.org
December 14, 2014 Wave Hill Concerts Bronx, NY Four hands with Ran Dank, piano http://wavehill.org
December 12, 2014 Rockefeller University Noon Recital Caspary Auditorium New York, NY Four hands program with Ran Dank, piano
November 23, 2014 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall New York, NY with Yura Lee, violin, Jacob Koranyi, cello, and Gilbert Kalish, piano Shostakovich Piano Trio in e minor, Debussy six epigraphs antiques http://chambermusicsociety.org
November 14, 2014 Dearborn Symphony Orchestra Ford Community and Performing Arts Center Dearborn, MI Kyprous Markou, Conductor Mozart Concerto in C Major, K.503 http://dearbornsymphony.org
October 26, 2014 Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania Kresge Theatre Pittsburgh, PA Solo and Duo with Ran Dank, pianist click here for more info
October 11, 2014 Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music Faculty Recital Cincinnati, OH http://ccm.uc.edu
September 18, 2014 Music in Midtown Elebash Hall New York, NY With Ani Kavafian, Violin and Timothy Eddy, Cello Mozart Trio, K.502 and Mendelssohn Trio in C minor
February 27, 2014 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Rose Studio New York, NY with Sean Lee, David Aaron Carpenter, and David Finckel Faure Quartet in C minor http://chambermusicsociety.org
February 27, 2014 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Late Night Rose Rose Studio New York, NY With Sean Lee, David Aaron Carpenter, and David Finckel Faure Piano Quartet in C Minor click here for more info
February 14, 2013 Rockefeller University Tri-Noon Recitals Caspary Auditorium New York, NY Music by the Glass musicians at Rockefeller Schumann Piano Quintet
February 13, 2013 Music by the Glass Louis Meisel Gallery New York, NY Schumann Piano Quintet
February 9, 2014 Music@Menlo Winter Series Center for the Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton Atherton, CA With pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet,Anne-Marie McDermott, and Wu Han Debussy, Gershwin, and Bizet http://www.musicatmenlo.org/
February 8, 2014 La Jolla Music Society La Jolla, CA With pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Wu Han Debussy, Bizet, Gershwin http://www.ljms.org/
February 3, 2014 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour Drew University With pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Wu Han Debussy, Bizet, Gershwin click here for more info
February 1, 2014 Chamber Music Columbus Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour Columbus, OH With pianists Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Anne-Marie McDermott, and Wu Han Works by Debussy, Gershwin, and Bizet
November 24, 2013 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall New York, NY Mozart Fantasia in D minor, Brahms variations on a theme by Schumann, etc. http://chambermusicsociety.org
November 22, 2013 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center on Tour Quick Center for the Performing Arts Fairfield, CT Mozart Fantasia in D minor, Brahms variations on a theme by Schumann, Faure Elegie
November 20, 2013 Private Recital Louis Meisel Gallery New York, NY
November 16, 2013 Music at St. Luke's East Hampton, NY With Ran Dank, pianist
November 10, 2013 Howland Chamber Music Circle Howland Cultural Center Beacon, NY Schumann Piano Quintet with the Daedalus String Quartet http://www.howlandmusic.org/
November 6, 2013 Naumberg Recital Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, NY World premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank, Janacek Sonata, Beethoven Op.110..etc http://carnegiehall.org
October 27, 2013 South Windsor Cultural Arts Concert Series Wood Memorial Library South Windsor, CT Solo Recital
October 23, 2013 University of Georgia Athens, Georgia All Stravinsky! Firebird, Petroushka, and Rite of Spring with Ran Dank http://pac.uga.edu/
October 20, 2013 Music at the Gardner Gardner Museum Boston, MA Beethoven Op.110, Janacek Sonata, Stravinsky/Agosti Firebird etc. click here for more info
October 13, 2013 Adams Foundation Recital Series Westminster Presbyterian Church Auburn, NY Solo Recital
October 6, 2013 Red Bank Chamber Music Society Red Bank, New Jersey With Violinist Anna Lim Beethoven Kreuzter Sonata
September 28, 2013 Ames Town and Gown Chamber Music Association Tye Recital Hall, Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Recital featuring Janacek Sonata, Beethoven Op.110, Stravinsky Firebird http://www.amestownandgown.org/
June 25-26, 2013 Naxos recording Toronto, Canada Double CD recording Scriabin works
May 21, 2013 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall New York, NY Ani Kavafian, violin and Timothy Eddy, cello Mozart piano trio in B-flat Major, K. 502 http://www.chambermusicsociety.org
May 19, 2013 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall New York, NY Ani Kavafian, violin and Timothy Eddy, cello Mozart piano trio in B-flat Major, K. 502 http://www.chambermusicsociety.org
May 9, 2013 Music by the Glass Louis Meisel Gallery New York Inaugural Gala for Music by the Glass Piano Extravaganza http://lousimeiselgallery.com
May 5, 2013 Fourtissimo Concert Manchester, VT
April 12th, 2013 Adelphi University Symphony Orchestra Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Long Island, NY Christopher Lyndon-Gee, conductor Britten Piano Concerto
April 4, 2013 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Good Shepherd- Faith Presbytarian Church New York, NY with Brentano String Quartet Gompper Musica Segreta click here for more info
November 11, 2012 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Gardner Museum Boston, MA Copland Sextet, Bartok Contrasts, Milhaud Trio
November 8, 2012 Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Rose Studio New York, NY with Arnaud Sussman and Areta Zhulla, violins, Fred Sherry, cello, Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet, Mark Halloway, viola Bartok Contrasts and Copland Sextet http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/
November 4, 2012 Ridotto Concerts Huntington Jewish Center Huntington, NY Recital
November 1, 2012 Portland Ovations Society Merrill Auditorium Portland, ME with Ran Dank, pianist Debussy Noctournes, Ravel La Valse, Stravinsky Rite of Spring http://portlandovations.org/
October 4, 2012 Pro Arte Musical Teatro de la Univ. Interamericana San Juan, Puerto Rico Solo and Duo with Ran Dank, pianist http://proartemusical.com/
October 3, 2012 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Rose Studio New York, NY Faure Piano Quartet in G minor click here for more info
September 21, 2012 Sheldon Friends of Chamber Music Lincoln, NE Julie Yoon, violinist and Greg Beaver, cellist Brahms Trio in C Major and world premiere of Robert Sirota's Pange Lingua http://www.sfcm.info/
September 14, 2012 Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival A.J. Fletcher Music Center Greenville, NC with Ara Gregorian, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Hye-JIn Kim Faure Piano Quartet in G minor and Dvorak Piano Quartet click here for more info
September 13, 2012 Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival A.J. Fletcher Music Center Greenville, NC with Ara Gregorian, Raman Ramakrishnan, and Hye-Jin Kim Faure Piano Quartet in G minor and Dvorak Piano Quartet