First prize winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition and the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, and a laureate of the Cleveland and Santander International Piano Competitions, 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.”
Lee has collaborated as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, as well as recent engagements with the Hawaii, San Diego, Louisiana, Symphony, Santa Fe, Princeton, Columbus, Eugene, Erie, Asheville, Peninsula symphony orchestras, among others.
Frequent performer in New York City programs, Ms. Lee has given recitals to critical acclaim at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space, and (le) Poisson Rouge, Washington’s Kennedy Center, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, Auditorio de Musica de Nacional in Madrid, Herbst Theatre, and Finland’s Maanta Music Festival.
She is a regular guest in chamber music festivals in the United States including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and Music Mountain, and has been a member of the coveted Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two program, where her performance of the Mozart Piano Trio was broadcast on PBS Live from Lincoln Center.
Ms. Lee’s discography spans Scarlatti, Liszt, and Scriabin for Naxos, and her recording of Re!nvented (Koch Classics) garnered a feature in the Gramophone Magazine and won the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist of the Year Award.
Ms. Lee is the co-artistic director of Music by the Glass in New York City and is on the piano faculty of the Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music.