32 Virtuosos. 1 Passion.
Next Competition July 2020

View application Esther Lee

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10 May 1985


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9970 Durant Drive
Beverly Hills
California 90212

Repertoire: The preliminaries

Round 1: 20-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
J. Haydn Sonata in F Major Hob.XVI:23 9
M. Ravel La Valse 11

Round 2: 30-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
G.F. Handel Suite in F Major HWV 427 9
Roger Smalley Morceau de concours (2007) Yes 6
F. Liszt Après une Lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata 15

Repertoire: The semi-finals

Round 1: 65-minute recital

Composer Piece Australian Minutes
R. Schumann Humoreske Op.20 28
M. Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition 32

Round 2: Accompaniment / Chamber Music

Sonata for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Sonata No 3 in D minor Op 108

Piano Quintet

Dvořák: Piano Quintet No 2 in A major Op 81

Repertoire: The Finals

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

Mozart: Concerto No 9 in E flat major K271

Round 2: 19th or 20th century Concerto

Prokofiev: Concerto No 3 in C major Op 26

Audition video


Esther Lee is a student in the Doctor of Musical Arts Program at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. She was born into a musical family, naturally underwent musical training and receiving a distinguished education from top institutions in Korea, Germany and the United States. She began her professional studies at Yewon Art School, Seoul Arts High School, and Seoul National University in Korea. In 2005, she enrolled in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover, Germany where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies under Professor Matti Raekallio. Thereafter, she attended the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, where she completed her post graduate program Konzertexamen under the guidance of Professor Bob Versteegh. Lee has appeared in recitals, as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Currently, Lee resides in California, pursuing her performance career while continuing her studies under Professor Bernadene Blaha.


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