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Acclaimed pianist Soyeon Lee to perform

March 01, 2013 12:00AM

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Pianist Soyeon Lee, winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Competition, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 8, in the Sharon K. Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall at Pittsburg State University. Lee’s performance is part of the 2012-2013 Solo and Chamber Music Series.

Lee has performed across the U.S. and internationally. Her most recent season included a return engagement to Finland’s Mantta Music Festival and was broadcast by Finnish National Radio. She has performed as a guest soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Lee's debut CD of Scarlatti Sonatas on the Naxos label was released in 2007 to critical acclaim, and her second album, “Re!nvented” for KOCH (E1) International Classics, was featured in the Gramophone magazine and was subsequently awarded the 2009 Young Artist Award by the Classical Recording Foundation. A Naxos recording artist, she recently recorded a disc of Liszt opera transcriptions, and will record a double CD Scriabin album this season.

Lee earned her bachelor's and master's degrees, and the Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, she won every award granted to a pianist including the Rachmaninoff Concerto Competition, two consecutive Gina Bachauer Scholarship Competitions, Arthur Rubinstein Prize, Susan Rose Career Grant, and the coveted William Petschek Piano Debut Award.

Winner of the Concert Artist Guild Competition in New York, Lee is also a laureate of the Cleveland and Santander (Spain) International Piano Competitions. Lee is a Steinway Artist and a member of Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Two.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for general admission and $8 for persons over 65 or under 18. PSU students are admitted free. Season tickets and “Any-Four” ticket packages are available at a lower price than individual tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the PSU Ticket Office in the Weede PE Building, 1701 S. Homer, by phone (620-235-4796) or online at www.pittstate.edu/tickets.

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