ChoEun Lee, piano

ChoEun Lee, piano

“ChoEun Lee™’s subtle phrasing was the epitome of expressive choral accompanying. Every note and phrase she touched was golden, EVERY note mattered, and that is something you do not often hear”

— Paul Carey, composer

Upcoming Performance:

Presentation/Masterclass for Chattanooga Music Teachers Association (CMTA): “First rehearsal with your collaborator: what to expect and how to prepare”
Concord Baptist Church (Chattanooga, TN)
February 8, 2018 9:30 -11:00 am

Bio

ChoEun Lee

ChoEun Lee, a native of Korea is an active pianist, vocal coach, and chamber musician. She has given numerous performances in Korea, the United States, Austria, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, in major venues including Carnegie Hall in NY City, Ozawa Hall in Tanglewood Music Center and Harris Concert Hall in Aspen Music Festival. She has worked extensively in recitals and masterclasses with renowned musicians, including Stephanie Blythe, Phyllis Curtin, Martin Katz, Anne Sofie von Otter, Christine Schäfer, Dawn Upshaw, Jake Heggie, Erie Mills, Alan Smith, Kenneth Griffiths, Jennifer Ringo, Linda Watson, Vinson Cole, Grant Gershon, and Diane Zola. She was a pianist in Opera gala concerts in Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, where she worked with Donna Brunsma, Gianfranco Cosmi, and Rolando Russo. She was twice invited to Tanglewood Music Festival and has been named as a recipient of the Grace B. Jackson Prize. One of her performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall was broadcasted on WAMC. Recently she was invited to Emerging Artist Fellowship Program in Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar (Potsdam, NY) directed by Stephanie Blythe and Alan Smith. In summer of 2016 and 2017, she was invited as a repetitor to American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, and she will be returning to the festival this summer in 2018.

As a harpsichordist, ChoEun has performed many Baroque music concerts, and she is also passionate about discovering and performing contemporary classical music and vocal chamber music. She has appeared many times at the Grandin Vocal Chamber Music Festival and has worked with Mary Dibbern, Warren Jones, Thomas Pasatieri, and Jake Heggie. She is one of the core artists of the LotusFlower New Music Project and, in its inaugural concert, she performed Chinary Ung’s Mihori in Pacific Asia Museum. In addition, she has premiered various works and has collaborated with many living composers, including John Harbison, Michael Gandolfi, Jake Heggie, Thomas Pasatieri and John Plant.

ChoEun has been actively involved in choral ensembles. She has appeared at National Collegiate Choral Organization conference in Fort Collins, CO, in 2011, with Chamber Singers at USC, directed by Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, where she was acclaimed by a composer, Paul Carey: ‘ChoEun Lee’s subtle phrasing was the epitome of expressive choral accompanying. Every note and phrase she touched were golden, EVERY note mattered, and that is something you do not often hear…’ ChoEun joined a choir tour with USC Chamber Singers to New Zealand and Australia, performing concerts in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Sydney, and Brisbane.

ChoEun was awarded a master’s degree in collaborative piano studies from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where she studied with Kenneth Griffiths, Sandra Rivers, and Donna Loewy. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Southern California in the studio of Dr. Alan Smith. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. She is a recipient of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Keyboard Collaborative Arts scholarship four times. ChoEun taught at California State University, San Bernardino as a resident-collaborative pianist, vocal and instrumental coach, and opera music director. She served as a vice-president in the Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter of CAPMT (California Affiliate of the MTNA), and recently she was presented an Outstanding Member Award. Currently, ChoEun Lee is teaching at Lee University (Cleveland, TN) as an assistant professor in collaborative piano and vocal coaching.

 

Media

Nocturne, by Joseph Marx

Ellen Wieser, soprano
ChoEun Lee, piano

Sonata for Cello and Piano in B-flat major, Op. 45 by Felix Mendelssohn

  1. Allegro vivace

Frédéric Rosselet, cello
ChoEun Lee, piano

Herr Lenz by Richard Strauss

Steve Carroll, tenor
ChoEun Lee, piano

Calendar

Upcoming

Feb 8 2018

Presentation/Masterclass for Chattanooga Music Teachers Association (CMTA): “First rehearsal with your collaborator: what to expect and how to prepare”

Concord Baptist Church (Chattanooga, TN) , 9:30 -11:00 am

Masterclass

Feb 21 2018

The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by L.v. Beethoven (Part II) - Josh Holritz, violin and ChoEun Lee, piano

Squires Hall - Lee University, 7:30 pm

Performing

Mar 2 2018 Mar 3 2018

Orpheus Vocal Competition (Official Pianist)

Murfreesboro, TN

http://orpheusvocal.com/

Performing

Apr 6 2018

UTC Piano Arts Festival

Roland Hayes Concert Hall at UTC, 7:30 pm

http://events.utc.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=49810

Performing

Apr 7 2018

The 22nd Annual UTC Piano Arts Competition

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

https://www.utc.edu/music/events/piano-arts-competition.php

Adjudicating

Jul 2 2018 Aug 12 2018

American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS)

http://aimsgraz.com/

Summer Festival

Recent

Dec 3 2017

Classic Christmas Concert

Conn Center - Lee University, 3:00 pm

Performing

Nov 15 2017

Masterclass

Covenant College, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Masterclass

Nov 8 2017

Faculty Recital - Kristen Holritz, flute and ChoEun Lee, piano

Squires Hall - Lee University, 7:30 pm

Performing

Oct 28 2017

CollabFest @ USC (Guest Panel)

Newman Recital Hall - University of Southern California, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

http://music.usc.edu/events/details/?event-id=995561

Masterclass

Oct 24 2017

Chorale Fall Concert

Pangle Hall - Lee University, 7:30 pm

Performing

Sep 29 2017

The Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano by L.v. Beethoven (Part I) - Josh Holritz, violin and ChoEun Lee, piano

Squires Hall - Lee University, 7:30 pm

Performing

Sep 11 2017

Faculty Gala Concert

Pangle Hall - Lee University, 7:30m pm

http://www.leeuniversity.edu/EventItem.aspx?id=e3ac8d98-9688-4cfa-94ad-145a714b4633

Performing

Jul 3 2017 Aug 14 2017

American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS)

Graz, Austria

http://aimsgraz.com/

Summer Festival

May 22 2017 May 29 2017

Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar

Potsdam, NY

http://www.fallisland.org/

Summer Festival

Apr 1 2017

21st Annual UTC Piano Arts Competition

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

http://www.utc.edu/music/events/piano-arts-competition.php

Adjudicating

Mar 27 2017

Die schöne Müllerin - Faculty Recital

Squires Hall - Lee University, 7:30 pm

http://www.leeuniversity.edu/LeeEvents.aspx?day=03/27/2017

Performing

Mar 3 2017

UTC Piano Arts Festival

UTC Roland Hayes Concert Hall

https://events.utc.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J7fHvgwDClIFRIsHEl99Sy9QXZR0eEkAybGV CRHOeYao2wybQqVNaj

Masterclass

Jan 27 2017

The Lotusflower New Music Project

Recital Hall at CSUSB (San Bernardino, CA), 7:30PM

http://www.thelotusflowernewmusicproject.com/

Performing

Nov 10 2016

John Hamm Performing Arts Series: Jennifer Poff (sop) and ChoEun Lee (pf)

Chapel, Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA), 7:00PM

http://www.covenant.edu/academics/undergrad/music/john-hamm-performing-arts-series

Performing

Nov 7 2016

Chorale Concert

Pangle Hall at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), 7:30PM

Performing

Oct 30 2016

The Lee University Percussion Ensemble Concert

Conn Center at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), 3:00PM

Performing

Aug 31 2016

Guest Artists Recital: Mary Bowden & David Dash, trumpet

Squires Recital Hall, Lee University (Cleveland, TN), 7:30PM

Performing

Aug 8 2016

Liebesgeschichten

Vortragssaal at GrazMuseum (Graz, Austria), 7:30PM

Performing

Aug 6 2016

Liebesgeschichten

Festsaal at Odilien-Institut (Graz, Austria), 7:30PM

Performing

Jul 4 2016 Aug 15 2016

American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS)

Graz (Austria)

http://aimsgraz.com/project/choeun-lee/

Summer Festival

May 6 2016

Don Pasquale a La Tarantino (CSUSB Opera Theatre)

Recital Hall at CSUSB, 7:30PM

Performing

Feb 13 2016

The Seven Deadly Sins

Vine Theatre (San Diego, CA), 7:30PM

Performing

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