Award-winning pianist and organist Shin-Young Lee will perform as part of the celebration of 50 Years of Women in Sewanee on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in All Saints’ Chapel.
Hailing from Seoul, Korea, Lee began her musical studies on the piano at the age of four and on the organ at the age of seventeen. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, under the direction of Tong-Soon Kwak.
In France, Lee continued her studies at the Schola Cantorum of Paris with Jean-Paul Imbert. She was awarded the first “Prix de Virtuosité” in 2002, and the first “Diplôme de concert à l’unanimité avec felicitations du jury” in 2003.
In September of the same year, Lee entered the organ class at the Paris Conservatoire National Superieur Musique (CNSMDP) and received the Diplôme de Formation Supérieure in 2007 with Michel Bouvard and Olivier Latry. She then attended the post-graduate class (“cycle de perfectionnement”) until June 2009.
Lee won the first prize at the Organ Competition of St. François of Lyon (2007) and she was laureate of the 2nd International Jordan International Organ Competition in Columbus, USA (2009).
She performed at the Berlin Philharmonie, Lathi Festival, Walt Disney hall of Los Angeles, Monaco Festival, Haarlem Festival, as well as the opening concert of the new organ at Radio France de Paris.
In addition to concerts and teaching, Lee has made her mark through recordings on the BNL label: Stravinsky (“The Rite of Spring” duet with Olivier Latry) and “Transprovisations,” featuring the new organ of the Michaelskirche in Munich.
With great thanks to a charitable trust, this concert is free and open to the public.