College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

International Piano Series Presents Soyeon Kate Lee

First prize winner of the 2010 Naumburg International Piano Competition and the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Korean-American pianist Soyeon Kate Lee will close the 2015-16 season of the International Piano Series at the College of Charleston School of the Arts.

Lee has been lauded by The New York Times as a pianist with “a huge, richly varied sound, a lively imagination and a firm sense of style,” and by The Washington Post for her “stunning command of the keyboard.” Lee will perform a variety of works by Chopin, Debussy, Shostakovich and Scriabin. She will also present selections from 24 Preludes for Piano by contemporary Russian composer Lera Auerbach.

A second prize and Mozart Prize winner of the 2003 Cleveland International Piano Competition and a laureate of the Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, Soyeon Kate Lee has worked extensively with Richard Goode, Robert McDonald, Ursula Oppens, and Jerome Lowenthal. A graduate of the Juilliard School, Lee was awarded every prize given to a pianist at Juilliard, including the William Petschek Piano Debut Award at Lincoln Center and the Arthur Rubinstein Award. Learn more about her extensive career and watch videos here.

DETAILS: The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. General admission is $20 and free for all students. Tickets may be purchased online at, at the door, by emailing, or by calling (843) 953-6315.