VIOLINIST SEAN LEE WITH HONG KONG’S BEST YOUNG ARTISTS
Hong Kong Generation Next Arts (HKGNA) is thrilled to present internationally renowned violinist virtuoso Sean Lee in his Hong Kong Debut Concert! We are especially excited to present Sean in our first HKGNA concert of the 2020 season! This HKGNA event is proudly supported by the Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong and Korean Consulate in Hong Kong.
With performances described by the New York Times as “breathtakingly beautiful”, Violinist Sean Lee has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his lively performances of the classics.
Sean is a graduate of Juilliard, where he received his BM and MM and studied with Itzhak Perlman. He also studied with Ruggiero Ricci and Robert Lipsett. Sean is featured on The Juilliard Sessions: Sean Lee (EMI Classics), which reached the Top 20 Classical Bestsellers List on iTunes. He won the “Premio Paganini” International Violin Competition and Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Sean has made solo appearances with the Jerusalem, Utah, and Westchester symphonies, the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice, and the Juilliard Orchestra. He was in residence at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center as a CMS Two Artist from 2012-2015. Sean joined the violin faculty of Perlman Music Program and chamber music faculty of Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute and he is chamber music factually at Juilliard Pre-college.
Sean will be performing with Bauhinia Trio’s Pianist Piao Xingji pieces from Bach and Saint Saëns.They will also perform Brahm’s Piano Quintet with Violist Yang Fan and Bauhinia Trio’s Violinist Zheng Yang and Cellist Jia Nan.
Pianist Kenny Xingji Piao was our 2010 HKGNA New York Debut Piano Competition Grand Prize Winner and we presented his highly acclaimed debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall that year. A full scholarship student, Xingji studied under Mr. Gabriel Kwok at HKAPA and won many international competition top prizes including the International Russian Music Piano Competition in the US, Second prize in the Grieg International Piano Competition in Norway and Second prize at the International Piano Competition “Rome 2011”. He made his Hong Kong debut recital at Hong Kong Arts Festival in 2014.
Yang Fan received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati and now teaches at Macau Youth Symphony Orchestra and performs as a freelance player in all professional orchestras of Hong Kong and Macau.
Violinist Zheng Yang was first violin of the Gloucester String Quartet and concertmaster of the Academy Symphony Orchestra. He studied under Mr. Michael Ma and chamber music with Mr. Ivan Chan. His quartet performed at the Royal Academy of Music, the Wells Cathedral School in the UK and McGill International String Quartet Academy in Montreal. They also took part in the prestigious Aspen music festival in the US on full scholarship. Cellist Jia Nan was admitted into Bard College in the US at age 16 and studied under cellist Peter Wiley. Jia Nan also studied at HKAPA under Mr. Ray Wang.
Jia Nan has won many top prizes in international competitions including prizewinner in the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, Second Prize in cello and First Prize in the Chamber Division of the Schoenfeld International String Competition and in the Youth Division of the 4th National Cello Competition of China. All three members of this powerhouse graduated from the HKAPA as first class honor graduates of distinction with a Mmus.
HKGNA is thrilled to present the great Korean American Violinist Sean Lee and Hong Kong’s best young artists. Together, they will inspire audiences and profoundly impact our Hong Kong community!
Preludio from Partita No.3 in E Major, BWV 1006
(arr. Fritz Kreisler for violin and piano)
Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75
Violin: Sean Lee
Piano: Piao Xingji
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
Violin: Sean Lee, Zheng Yang
Viola: Yang Fan
Cello: Jia Nan
Piano: Piao Xingji