Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Saint Mary's welcomes guest pianist Norman Lee April 11

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University will welcome guest pianist Norman Lee at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11. The performance, free and open to the public, will be held in Figliulo Recital Hall, located in the SMU Performance Center.

Lee, a Steinway artist, is a dedicated performance artist, piano teacher and music educator who currently teaches at The Baptist University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Kingston University of London and The Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Born in Hong Kong, Lee started his piano studies at a very young age. Awarded the Sklarevski Scholarship, he furthered his piano studies in The Peabody Conservatory of Music with Walter Hautzig and Robert Weirich, where he received his Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.

Lee furthered his repertoire by studying with Irina Zaritzkaya in London, England. He was also awarded certificates from the U.S.S.R. after studying with Anatoly Verdernikov and Tatiana Nikoleava in Mozertum, Salzburg.

Lee received his Master degree of Music from The University of Western Ontario, working under Professor Ronald Turini. He has conducted master classes and lectures in Hong Kong, China and Canada on the topic of piano injuries and movement retraining.

His program will include works by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann.