Praised as an artist who “clearly has musicality and confidence in abundance” Showcase Magazine Vanessa May-lok Lee made her Carnegie Hall – Isaac Stern Auditorium debut in June 2014. Her concert engagements continue to highlight her strong interest in pursuing a wide variety of projects. She has served as the rehearsal pianist for Maestro Vladimir Jurowski and the NY Philharmonic’s performances of Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé, released four CD’s showcasing her support of music from living composers and has presented a solo project featuring an original narrative in collaboration with puppeteers. Ms. Lee has performed with internationally acclaimed artists including Jörgen van Rijen (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Jesper Busk Sørensen (Berlin Philharmonic), Joseph Alessi (New York Philharmonic), Jeffrey Beecher (Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and Sumire Kudo (New York Philharmonic) among others.
Ms. Lee is the Director of the Barbara E. Field Chamber Music Program at Third Street Music School where she joined the Piano and Chamber Music Faculty in 2014. She has served as a faculty pianist at the Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School and has been on the faculty of advanced studies with the National Children’s Chorus serving as the ear training coordinator for the Scholars program. Ms. Lee has been a guest teaching artist at Carnegie Hall, Weill Music Institute, working with NYC Public School teachers and is currently the Program Coordinator for Partners at Third Street, a program that provides free and low-cost music, choral or dance group classes held at Third Street Music School.
Ms. Lee graduated with a Bachelor in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto where she studied with Marietta Orlov, and a Master in Music from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England with Michael Young. In May 2014, Ms. Lee completed pre-doctoral studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. John Forconi through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
September 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Killing the Silence: A Concert for Ukraine