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John Lee (piano) plays Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Bach

Friday February 15, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Sonata for Piano No 28 in A Op 101 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. Meditation, from 18 Pieces Op 72 - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  3. Scherzo from Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' - Pyotr Tchaikovsky, transcribed for piano by Samuel Feinberg
  4. Two Preludes - Johann Sebastian Bach, transcribed by Alexander Siloti
  5. Prelude in E minor BWV 855a - Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged for piano in B minor by Alexander Siloti

A recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, Hong Kong pianist John Lee obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he was admitted into the junior department at the age of eight, under the tutelage of Julie Kuok, Wang Nam and Yim Wan. Upon graduation, he is currently pursuing his master degree at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the John and Marjorie Scholarship, under the tutelage of renowned Russian pedagogue Dina Parakhina.

Lee has won numerous prizes at various competitions over the past years. Recently in May 2018, he won the first prize in the Classical and Modern Music International piano competition, which brought him a further performance opportunity with the Murcia Symphony Orchestra in 2020. He was also awarded the Hopkinson Gold medal in the the Chappell Medal Piano competition, which is considered as the most prestigious piano competition at the Royal College of Music. Apart from being a frequent prize winner in many regional and local competitions, Lee was awarded First Prize in the 2016 Hong Kong International Piano Open competition and he was also the recipient of Schumann Art Prize in the 5th Asian Youth Piano Festival competition. In 2015, He won the Silver Medal in the 16th Chopin International Piano Competition in Japan. Same year, He won a scholarship from the Tom Lee Association to play in the 79th Steinway and Sons International Youth Competition in China where he was awarded Second Prize.

Throughout these years Lee has been selected to work with renowned pianists including Manfred Fock, Lea Agmon, Wu Han, Aquiles Delle Vigne, Tamas Ungar and Vladimir Ovchinnikov. He also performs frequently in Asia and Europe, around cities including Foshan, Murcia, Madrid and London.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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