Free Concert. Pianist Soyeon Kate Lee
The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series, in cooperation with the Outer Banks Patrons of the Arts. is proud to present Soyeon Kate Lee. First prize winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition and the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee has been lauded by the New York Times as a pianist with "a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style," and by the Washington Post for her "stunning command of the keyboard.” She has performed as soloist with numerous orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in the Dominican Republic, Orquesta de Valencia, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and Naples Philharmonic.
"Lee clearly has an affinity for Scriabin; all the composer's impulsive fire was delivered with high energy but without overstatement, and his lyricism emerged in sweeping arcs that seemed as natural as breathing. Even better was Ravel's La Valse, which tapped such a rich vein of color and such cumulative power that the beauties of Ravel's more familiar orchestral version were barely missed." The Washington Post