23 February 2009

SHOWCASE: Grace Lee

Violinist Grace Lee was the 2002 recipient of Singapore's Shell-NAC Arts Scholarship. She has won major prizes at music competitions, including 2nd Prize at the David Oistrakh International Violin Competition in 2004, the Len Lickorish Memorial Prize at the 2007 Royal Over-Seas League Competition in London, and 1st Prize at the Singapore National Violin Competition in 2001.

Grace made her concerto debut at the age of 12 with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra in Singapore. She has since appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Odessa National Philharmonic, the Hankook Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra in New York, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Singapore, and on many occasions with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Her performances have taken her across the world and to some of the most prestigious concert halls, including Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York and the Wigmore Hall in London.

Grace received her Bachelor of Music degree with Highest Distinction and the Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in New York, USA, in 2006, where she was a student of Oleh Krysa. She then went on to pursue her Master of Music degree as an International Scholar of the Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied the violin with Gy├Ârgy Pauk and the viola with Yuko Inoue. At the Academy, she was awarded the Roth Violin Prize for the most outstanding final recital, the Vice-Principal's Award for Special Achievement, and was also the winner of the 2008 RAM Club Prize. She is also a recipient of awards from the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.

In the 2008/2009 academic year Grace held the Leverhulme Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She plays regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London as a recipient of the orchestra's Vincent Meyers Orchestral Awards.

Name: Grace Lee
Location: London, UK
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