YOUNG PERFORMER — Nathan Lee (Photo by Matt Dine)

Acclaimed teen pianist performs Sunday at Colgate

Published Feb 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

HAMILTON — Nathan Lee, winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artist International Audition at age 15, will perform a piano recital at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday in the Colgate Memorial Chapel. He will perform works of Beethoven, Kapustin, Chopin and Grunfeld.

His engagements this season include his Kennedy Center debut on the 39th Young Concert Artists Series in Washington, D.C., recitals at the University of Illinois’ Krannert Center, Rockefeller University, on the Harriman-Jewell Series, at the Port Washington Library and as soloist with the Seattle Symphony in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5.

Lee participated in Musicfest Perugia in Italy and the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland.

He has been heard with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on NPR’s From the Top, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra and he shared the stage with Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Lang Lang on the Seattle Symphony’s Gala Evening.

Lee has given recitals in Korea, for Radio France and in Perugia, Italy where, to a sold-out audience, he performed in a “Three Generations Concert” featuring his instructors Sasha Starcevich and Ilana Vered. 

Lee, who lives just outside Seattle, Wash., began playing the piano at the age of 6 and made his orchestral debut at the age of 9.  

This concert is free and all are welcome.

For more information, or a complete concert calendar, call Lorraine Joseph, concert manager in the Department of Music at Colgate University at 315-228-7642.