younggyo Lee, piano
Younggyo Lee has performed diverse recitals in national and international venues. As a solo pianist, she performed for Lisztomania and the John Cage project hosted by New England Conservatory. Including winning of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra Competition, Euroasia Music Festival Competition and Han-eum Music Competition, she has recently won the American Protégé Concerto Competition, Forte International Competition (solo) and Golden Classical Music Awards (chamber music with her husband Kyung Seok Yu, who is a tuba player) making her debut at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie in New York.
Noted as an active collaborative pianist, she was invited to a closing concert of Seoul International Composition Competition, Music Today Seoul 2009, the 2013 Yamaha Thailand International Brass Festival and various occasions such as recitals, masterclasses and recording sessions with numerous musicians. Through Boston University Tanglewood Institute workshops and recitals, she performed with Don Lucas, Gabriel Langfur, Toby Oft and guest artists. She also premiered Three movements for Mike written by Lawrence Wolf with Mike Roylance, principal tuba of Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Since 2013, she has volunteered for the Development of Arts Leaders of From the Top throughout the Greater Boston area including Cartoon Fest at Symphony Hall. In an effort of community service, she has directed and performed with young musicians in voluntary performances Grace Concert series at Susan Assisted Living in Boston for past 6 years.
Younggyo Lee holds a Master of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory studied with Gabriel Chodos. Upon her graduation, she received the Music Education Concentrate Certificate. She was former faculty member of IP Piano School, and is currently a staff pianist for New England Conservatory Preparatory School and Boston University Tanglewood Institute for low brass workshops. Now, she is completing her Doctor of Musical Arts at Boston University, where she studies under tutelage of Pavel Nersessian and serves as a pianist and graduate assistant manager for BU Wind Ensemble.