Pianist Nathan Lee is a young artist who connects with his audiences by sharing a
depth of musical expression well beyond his years. He was recently honored with the
special Tabor Foundation Award at the 2019 Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland.
Mr. Lee has already appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota
Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully
Hall, Buffalo Philharmonic on NPR’s From the Top, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle,
Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río in Mexico, and the Daejeon Philharmonic in Korea.
Mr. Lee won First Prize in the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and
holds the Mortimer Levitt Piano Chair. He made his New York debut at sixteen in The
Peter Marino Concert, opening the YCA Series at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, with additional
support from the Paul A. Fish Memorial Fund. The Korean Concert Society Prize
sponsored Mr. Lee’s sold-out, critically-acclaimed Kennedy Center debut in Washington,
DC, a co-presentation of YCA and Washington Performing Arts. He appeared on the YCA
“Encores” Series at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York last season, in a program
that included the New York premiere of composer Chris Rogerson’s ‘Til It Was Dark.
In recital this season, Nathan Lee’s schedule of engagements includes a re-engagement
with Orquesta Filarmónica de Boca del Río, as well as performances with Buffalo
Chamber Music Society, University of Georgia, and Merkin Concert Hall.
Nathan Lee began playing the piano at the age of six and made his orchestral debut at
the age of nine. He is from the Seattle area, where he studied with Sasha Starcevich.
Mr. Lee has also worked with Craig Sheppard, and regularly works with YCA alumni
Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Ilana Vered. He currently studies at The Curtis Institute of
Music in Philadelphia with Robert McDonald.