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Fundraiser Concert for Ukraine
April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Debussy Petite Suite
- En bateau (Sailing): Andantino
- Cortège (Retinue): Moderato
- Menuet: Moderato
- Ballet: Allegro giusto
Schumann piano quartet in E-flat Major, O.47 – Brahms arrangement
III) Andante Cantabile
Fauré Dolly Suite
- Jardin de Dolly
- Kitty Valse
- Pas EspagnolMusician Biographies
Seung Ju Lee
Born in South Korea in 1994, Seung Ju Lee began learning the piano at the age of six. After living in Aberdeen, Scotland for four years, she moved to Edinburgh to attend the prestigious City of Edinburgh Music School, where she studied piano with Gillian Gray and cello with Harriet Davidson. While at the CoEMS she made her concerto debut, performing J.S. Bach’s Concerto in F minor. During her time in Edinburgh she performed in various prestigious venues, giving regular recitals in the great St Giles cathedral and St Mary’s cathedral. She also performed in the Usher hall, Queen’s Hall (Edinburgh), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow City Hall, Southbank Centre (London) and many more venues throughout the UK. Additionally she participated in collaborative projects with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jon Lord (composer and keyboard player of Deep Purple), and Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities.
In 2012, she was offered a place to study under the tutelage of Martin Roscoe at the renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Music, and a Master of Music. Throughout her time at Guildhall, Ms Lee gave recitals around London and began establishing herself as a talented collaborative pianist, working with such professionals as pianist Pamela Lidiard and baritone opera singer Jonathan Lemalu, among others. She has also appeared in many masterclasses playing to outstanding musicians such as Victor Rosenbaum, Gerald Faith and Joanna MacGregor and more.
Seung Ju has appeared in concert at the Spanish Song and Zarzuela Festival, in recital at the Milton Court Concert Hall in the Barbican. She has an ongoing collaboration with soprano opera singer Karen Schriesheim, and in February 2019 they were invited to perform in a number of venues in Malaga, Spain.
In October 2019 Seung Ju was invited to perform at Tobias Matthay pianoforte school in Shanghai and was invited back for future concert series both in Shanghai and Beijing. She is also a regular performer at the Oxford Cancer hospital as a part of the Oxford Hospitals Charity Arts and Music programme.
During her time at Guildhall, Ms Lee also greatly enjoyed studying the fortepiano with Maggie Cole. In addition to continued performance appearances and collaborative projects, Ms Lee has established a healthy teaching studio in London.
Kathy Chow is an Australian pianist based in the UK. She began piano and cello lessons at age seven and made her debut piano recital in 2007 at the Callaway Music Auditorium, raising funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia. As a soloist Kathy has performed in Australia, USA, China, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, appearing as a soloist at Barbican Hall, London, St James Piccadilly, St Mary’s Perivale and Town Hall of Birmingham, Melbourne Recital Centre, ABC Iwaki Auditorium, South Melbourne Town Hall, State Library of Victoria, Government Ballroom House of Western Australia. She has collaborated with organisations such as Sofar Sounds, Music Traveler, Mousikos, the Ribble Valley International Piano Festival, & the International Holland Music Sessions to name a few.
Kathy has won prizes and been a finalist in the Glass Sellers Beethoven Prize, Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition, Australian Youth Classical Competition, 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award, Australian National Piano Award, and the John Allison Henderson Piano Scholarship, and has taken masterclasses with internationally renowned artists including Peter Frankl, Bernd Geotzke, Aquiles delle Vigne, Victor Rosenbaum, Joanna MacGregor, Steven Osborne and Ralf Gothoni.