A native of South Korea, Dr. Hyun-Kyung Lee has been studying piano since the age of four. She has performed extensively throughout the United States, South Korea, Italy, and Southeast Asia. She has performed in some of the world’s most important concert venues; including Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, and the Seoul Art Center.
Dr. Lee has been invited to perform contemporary music internationally and has had many arrangements written for her. In particular, her close musical relationship with the composer OckMi Han has led to several world premier concerts and recitals. A prize winner in the Artists International Piano Competition and the National Korean Young Adults Competition, Dr. Lee performs both as a soloist as a chamber musician. She is active as a member of the performance division of the Korean Piano Society and the SungSim Piano Quartet. She is also well-known as a collaborator with a variety of artists such as modern dancers and traditional Korean performance art. She has collaborated with the Modern Music and Dance Ensemble in Italy and as performed and created innovative electronic compositions with dancers, musicians and composers. She also performs regularly with the Grand Piano Concert series throughout Korea.
Dr. Lee has performed in the master classes of Martin Canin, Paul Posnak, and William Doppmann. She received her master’s degree from New York University and her doctoral degreee from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She has studied with YoungSook Kim, Sara Davis Buechner, Marilyn Neeley, and Jose Ramos Santana.
A dedicated teacher, Dr. Lee is a professor of music at Kangwon National University in Korea. She has worked in the past as a lecturer at the Catholic University of America and as a professor at the Catholic University of Korea. Additionally, Dr. Lee has taught piano at various art high schools in Korea.
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What do you most enjoy about performing live?
What is the most important lesson that you have learned through the years of teaching and performing piano?
Do I enjoy collaborating with other artistic mediums ?
Piano is a very lonely instrument, so I enjoy collaborating with other artists as I enjoy being a part of a group. I especially enjoy collaborating with dancers as they mirror the music and provide imagery for the sounds that I create.
What is my greatest inspiration while playing and composing?
Why do you believe that classical music is important in the world today?
W.A.Mozart – Piano concerto K. 460, 461, 488
L.V.Beethoven- Piano concerto No.5 Op.73
C. M. Weber- Konzerstuck Op.79
F.Liszt- Piano concert No.1
C. Saint-Seans- Concert No.2
Tchaikovsky- Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23
M.Ravel- Concerto in G major
G.Gershwin-Concerto in F minor
Prokofiev- Concerto No.1
Piano Preludes Book I & II, Claude Debussy
*J. S. BACH
French Suite-BWV 816 &817
Italian Concerto BWV 971
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903 Cantata BWV 208 “Sheep may safely graze”
Numerous Piano Sonatas
*W. A. Mozart
Numerous Piano Sonatas
Variation- KV.180, KV.265, KV.354, KV.455
Sonata- Op.2, No.1 Op.2, No.2 Op.2, No.3 Op.7
Op.10, No.2 Op.10, No.3 Op.13 “Pathetique”
Op.27, No.1 Op.27, No.2 “Moonlight” Op.31, No.1 Op.31, No.2 “Tempest” Op.53 “Waldstein” Op.54 Op.109 Op.110 Op.111
Variation-WoO 70, WoO 78 “Rage over a Lost Penny ” Op.129 Piano Trio- Op.97 “Archduke”
Sonata- D.664, D.845, D.958
Impromptu- D. 899, No.1, No.3, No.4 D. 935, No.3
Wanderer Fantasy D. 760
Song without words Rondo Capriccioso Op.14 Variation Op.54
Piano Trio Op.49
Ballade- Op.23, Op.38, Op.47
Etude-Op.10 No.1, 4, 5,8,9,12, Op.25, no.2, 3,4,5,8, 9, 11, 12 Impromptus-Op.66
Scherzos-Op.20, Op.31, Op.54
Polonaises -Op.53, Op.61
Sonetto 47, 104, 123 del Petrarca
2 Legends of St. Francis
Hungarian Rhapsody- No.2 f# minor, No.6 Db Major, No.12 Db Major Mephisto Waltze No.1
Sonata in B minor
Ballade No.2, S.171
Paraphrase on Verdi’s Rigoletto
Etude-Transecendentales etude No.8, 10
Paganini etude No.6
8 Fantasiestucke op. 12
Etudes Symphoniques Op.13
Klavierstucke Op.76, Op.118
Piano Quintet Op.34
Piano Trio Op.101
Etude Op.8 No.2, 3, 12 Sonata Op.53
Prelude (a few works) Etude Op.39 No6, 8 Sonata Op.36
Sonata -Op.1, Op.28, Op.29
24 Preludes Op.34(Completed all)
3 Klavierstucke Op.11
L ‘ile joyeuse
Etude No.6 , 8
Pour le Piano
24 Preludes, Volume 1 & 2
Jeux d’Eau Miroirs
*Manuel de Falla
4 Roman Sketches Op.7
The Serpent’s Kiss The eternal feminie
Variations Op.41 on Theme by Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”
After the rain III
*OckMi Han(World Premiere) A Promise
A Walk in the Park
Storytelling Music “Girl at Piano”
Selected Links to Some of Recitals