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Hyunmee Lee, pianist
Tammy Lum
Hyunmee Lee has been described by critics as a "pianist with brilliant technique illumined with a richly nuanced tone palette." Hyunmee Lee's debut as soloist with orchestra at the age of nine at the Sibelius Academy Hall received rave reviews from all major Finnish news. Solo performances and interviews followed, which were broadcast on Finnish national radio and television (YLE, Yleis and EBU).

Performing throughout Finland and Germany, Hyunmee Lee appeared at Ritarihuone and Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Jahnhalle Gaggenau, the Brahms-Tage in Baden-Baden, EXPO-"Bach Thementag" in Hannover, the Alte Aula in Heidelberg, Braunschweiger Kammermusikpodium, the Internationale Konzertarbeitswochen Goslar, and the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. She performed at the Seoul Arts Center as well as in New York's Alice Tully Hall. Artists International presented Hyunmee Lee in recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Lee was invited by the NATO to perform at Schwetzingen Castle, and by "TeleAkademie", a German television program on SWR as a guest artist. She performed as soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and numerous orchestras in Germany.
As a chamber musician, she performed with such artists as Lora Schwarzberg, Mark Ostertag and Felix Renggli. She collaborated as soloist and chamber musician with friend Jin Daniel Suh, cellist, and conductor of the Cross Chamber Orchestra, and premiered works by prize-winning composer Jin-Sun Yu. As the collaborating artist of "Pianomania! A Well-Tempered Time Travel for Narrators and Pianists", she was a performer and facilitator of pianists for the premiere of the production in Berlin.

In the U.S., she served on the faculty at the Children's Orchestra Society in Manhasset, teaching piano and performing in New York with its brilliant faculty who all share a common vision for "teaching children the language of music". She also contributed in forming its musical curriculum and programs for young musicians according to the vision of its directors Michael Dadap and Dr. Yeou-Cheng Ma. Hyunmee Lee studied at the Helsinki Conservatory and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, The Juilliard School (BM), and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (KE/Soloklasse). Her mentors include Matti Oksala, Werner Genuit, Martin Canin and Arie Vardi. She is especially grateful to Michael White, L&M professor at Juilliard, for his imparting wisdom on J. S. Bach and Robert Schumann. She resides with her husband in New York.

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