Chinese pianist to perform solo to celebrate American composer Bernstein's 100th birthday

Source: Xinhua| 2018-03-06 01:21:11|Editor: Mu Xuequan
Video PlayerClose

NEW YORK, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Acclaimed Chinese pianist Warren Lee will present a solo piano recital early next month at Carnegie Hall, New York City, celebrating the artistry and 100th anniversary of the U.S. legendary composer Leonard Bernstein's birthday.

The performance, scheduled for 8 p.m. April 2 at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, will feature a selection of Bernstein's Anniversaries with readings of personal letters of the maestro by the Hong Kong-born pianist, etc.

The event is part of the Artist Series staged by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), a music entertainment production company with headquarters in New York.

A first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich, Lee is a Steinway and Naxos Recording Artist. His discography includes multiple acclaimed albums of solo and chamber music repertoire. The American Records Guide calls him a "first-rate artist."

In recognition of his significant contributions to the music profession, Lee received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2012, an Associateship from the Royal Academy of Music in 2015, and the Ian Mininberg Distinguished Alumni Award from the Yale School of Music in 2017.