Warren Lee, piano
“[Warren Lee] had set the keys on fire and placed the audience under a spell.”
~ Timeout Magazine, Hong Kong
Since his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six, Steinway Artist Warren Lee embarked on a lifelong career in music, both on and off the stage. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music with the highest honours, Warren was the First Prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich. Hailed by The Straits Times as a musician with “superb pianism… a wonderful sense of colour and impeccably controlled articulation”, Warren’s artistry has brought him to four continents, gracing stages of all sizes and forms and in collaboration with international artists and leading orchestras in Asia. Sharing the stage with pianists Boris Berman and Robert Blocker, Warren gave acclaimed performances in ten cities in China in 2014 in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Steinway in China.
As an educator off the stage, Warren is currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School; and co-currently a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music EOS Orchestra Academy, the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, as well as an adjunct faculty and visiting artist in various institutions in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom. His solo album, “From Bach To Gershwin”, released on Universal Music (Hong Kong) was lauded as “a success that Hong Kong can be proud of”; while his latest album “Ebony and Ivory” with clarinetist Andrew Simon on Naxos Music, also garnered no fewer than nine favourable reviews worldwide; Fanfare Magazine calls it “a winner”. In recognition of his achievements in the fields of performing arts and education, Warren received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2012; and is recently elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his distinguished contribution to the music profession.
Clarinetist Claudia NG Sin Nam has been studying the clarinet with Ms Maria Wong at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) since 2006. She has been an active member of the Wind Band and Orchestra both at school and at HKAPA. A regular prizewinner at the Hong Kong Schools Music Festivals, her notable achievements include the Second Prize of the Winds Open Class in Young Musician of the Year in 2010, the Parsons Music Scholarship in 2011 as well as the Tom Lee Music Prize for Woodwinds Concerto in 2013. Internationally, she won the Third Prize of the International Mozart Concerto Competition in Beijing 2011 and was the youngest finalist in the International Clarinet Association Young Artist Competition in Italy in 2013. Chosen as one of the Young Music Makers by RTHK Radio 4 in 2011, Claudia will continue her music studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York starting from September.
Double bassist Dominic LAW began his early double bass lessons with Yu Shut Chun Raymond. He later enrolled in the Junior Music Programme of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) and began his training with Lam Ming Cheung. At the age of 15, Dominic attained the Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) with distinction, and was invited to perform at the Diploma Awarding Ceremony 2013.
A student of the St. Paul’s Co-educational College, Dominic has been a member of the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra since 2009 and is the principal of the double bass section from September 2012 till present. Dominic also served as principal double bass in the Junior Chamber Orchestra of the HKAPA as well as the Asian Youth Orchestra. Dominic will continue his music studies at The Juilliard School on scholarship starting from September.
Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bourrée from Cello Suite No.3
Kol Nidrei, Op.47
Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano
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