Pianist Nathan Lee to Perform December 2, 2017 at the Kennedy Center

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 in News

Nathan Lee will perform on December 2, 2017 at the Kennedy Center.

16-year-old Nathan Lee won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, as well as fourteen special prizes.

His engagements this season include his Kennedy Center debut on the 39th Young Concert Artists Series in Washington, DC, recitals at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center, Rockefeller University, as soloist with the Seattle Symphony in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5.

Nathan Lee has already been heard with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on NPR’s From the Top, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Coeur d’Alene Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and shared the stage with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Lang Lang on a Seattle Symphony Gala Evening.   Mr. Lee has given recitals in Korea, for Radio France, in the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, and in Italy where he performed at 2017 Musicfest Perugia, in a “Three Generations Concert” with his piano teacher Sasha Starcevich and Mr. Starcevich’s teacher, Ilana Vered, a YCA Alumna.

Among the special YCA prizes awarded to Nathan Lee are the Korean Concert Society Prize, which provides support for Mr. Lee’s Kennedy Center debut, the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Ronald A. Asherson Prize, the Tri-I Noon Recital Prize of Rockefeller University, the Embassy Series Prize in Washington, D.C., Germany’s Usedom Music Festival Prize, and the Washington Performing Arts Prize.

Nathan Lee, who lives just outside Seattle, Washington, began playing the piano at the age of 6 and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine.