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Young-Gyo Lee


"Her music is a high-level work of art that simultaneously creates a popular atmosphere of everyday aesthetics and 
the classical atmosphere of classical music" (Kwon Il Park, Monthly Review July 2023)A pianist who delivers colorful 
interpretations based on deep research, 
Young-Gyo Lee completed her undergraduate and master's degrees at Sookmyung Women's University (with a full scholarship) and graduated with distinction from the New England Conservatory in the United States with a master's degree and a professional performer's program (piano performance and music education concentration). 
She presented a lecture recital based on French composer Guy Sacre's Preludes and Variations and graduated from the doctoral program in piano performance and the graduate arts management program at Boston University, where she studied with Kyung Sun Pee, Sujin Park, Gabriel Chodos, and Pavel Nersessian.In Korea, she won top prizes at the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education Student Talent Competition, Music Journal Competition, EuroAsia 
Music Festival Competition, Korean Music Competition, and Seoul Philharmonic Competition, and participated in the 
American Protege International Concerto Competition, 2nd place, Forte International Music Competition Gold Award, 
and New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, 1st place, and participated in the Carnegie Weill 
Recital Hall in New York. In addition, she has received artist grants from the Boston Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture, the Korean Cultural Society of Boston, and the Musicians Foundation of New York in recognition of his abilities and activities as a musician.Her strong interest in ensembles and collaborations has led her to be a guest performer at the 2009 5th Seoul International Composition Competition & Music Today Seoul Closing Recital, a guest pianist at the 2013 YAMAHA Thailand International Brass Festival, and a staff pianist at the New England Conservatory of Music's Main School, Preparatory School, and Continuing Education Center, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Low Brass Workshop, Ensemble Manager and Principal Pianist of the Boston University Wind Ensemble, and Guest Principal of the Boston Civic Orchestra and Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra. As a guest music director for Bay Cove Human Service, she successfully performed the musical satire "2019 Vaudeville Tonight" and served as a faculty member for the New Voice Ensemble of the Handel and Haydn Society, an educational outreach program founded in 1815, for the 2019-2020 season. In 2022, she was invited as an official pianist for the 17th Jeju International Wind and Percussion Competition, where she collaborated with jury member and bass trombonist Brain Hecht on Maestro Concert II.After returning to Korea in 2020, she organized four concerts with commentary based on four composers and their works, which were held at Yeongsan Art Hall in 2021, 
Sejong Center for the Arts Chamber Hall in 2022, and Yeongsan Art Hall in 2023. Appointed as a professional reviewer by the Korea Arts Council in 2020 and the Seoul Arts Council in 2022, Lee is a member of the Korean Music Association and the Korean Piano Teaching Methodology Society. After returning to Korea, she served as a lecturer in classical music appreciation and arts and humanities at Seoul International High School, Gyeonggi-do Education and Welfare Center, and Suwon University Graduate School of Music as a visiting professor in arts management, and is currently active as a lecturer at Sookmyung Women's University and as a WASBE Festival Wind Orchestra inspecter and pianist for the 2024 WASBE conference in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province.

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