Spring Concert featuring violinist SooBeen Lee
Saturday, April 30, 2022
Central Bucks High School East
2804 Holicong Road
Doylestown, PA 18902
Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
SooBeen Lee, violin
Gary S. Fagin: (World Premier of Commissioned Work)
Maurice Ravel: Boléro
Tickets: General Admission $18, Seniors $15, Students Free
SooBeen Lee, Violin
Violinist SooBeen Lee has been praised by the Washington Post for her “poised presence, a luxurious sound, spot-on intonation, and a bow arm that will surely be the envy of her peers”. She has appeared as soloist with every major Korean orchestra, including the Seoul and Busan Philharmonics and KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) Symphony Orchestra. Other distinctions include performances for Secretary-General of the United Nations Ki-moon Ban, for the King and Queen of Malaysia, with China’s Wuhan Philharmonic, and for many state guests in Korea.
First Prize Winner of the 2014 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, she was also honored with YCA’s Slomovic Prize for support for her Washington, DC recital debut, and the Michaels Award, which provided support for her New York recital debut. The Young Concert Artists Series presented Ms. Lee’s New York concerto debut performing the Chausson Poème with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall. She has performed recitals at New York’s Morgan Library and Museum and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as recipient of the Korean Concert Prize.
Ms. Lee’s Festival engagements include appearances at the Heifetz Music Festival, Chopin Music Festival in Poland, City of London Festival, Busan International Music Festival, Great Mountains International Music Festival, Seoul Spring Festival, and Japan’s Ishikawa Summer Music Academy.
SooBeen Lee began studying the violin at the age of four. At eight years old she won the National Competition of the Korean Chamber Orchestra, won First Prize at the Russia International Youth Violin Competition the following year, and captured First Prize at the 2013 Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition.
Ms. Lee currently studies with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, where she performed the Sibelius Violin Concerto as winner of their Concerto Competition.