Pianist Inhyun Lee captivates an audience with her musical sensibility and imagination. Lee graduated from Gwangju Arts High School at the top of the class, earned a bachelor’s degree from College of Music, Ewha Womans University in Seoul, was awarded a Master of Music and a Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory in the U.S., and got a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University.
Lee was awarded prizes in many prestigious musical competitions in Korea including Honam Art Festival and Teenager Concours as well as in the U.S. such as the American Protégé International Piano Competition held in New York, the International Keyboard Odyssiad, the American Prize, and the Finalist of Dickinson International Piano Competition. She has also been invited to the various competitions from Germany, Italy, Turkey, etc. and recognized for her outstanding talents.
Lee, at the age of 11, made a big impression with the performance with the Gwangju Philharmonic Orchestra (Conductor: Nicolai Diadioura) and gradually built her career in Korea through many performances such as the Youth Concert, the Young Artist Piano Recital, the Thursday’s Piano Recital, and the Promising New Artist Concert. Since then, she moved to the U.S. and started her career as a professional performer.
She has not only been performing with leading orchestras including Tokyo Prime Symphony Orchestra, IASI State Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwangju National Philharmonic Orchestra, Gwangju Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Teleradio-Moldova, but also been giving lively performances on a lot of musical festivals such as Aspen music festival in the U.S., Music Fest Perugia in Italy, Musik Hochschule Meisterkurs in Hanover, Germany, Beethoven Boot camp in Dublin, and Texas State International Piano Festival in the U.S.
Lee made her successful debut at Carnegie Hall after placed first at the American Protégé International Piano Competition, and also received good reviews on her performance to which she was invited after winning the International Keyboard Odyssiad, USA. She also successfully debuted in the Jordan Hall (Boston, U.S.), which is a world-class concert hall, as a part of the anniversary concert for the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage, and earned a huge response from the audience with the performances for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Liszt and for the Matinee Concert (Washington D.C.) hosted by the U.S. Embassy in South Korea. As a part of the JSAC Production’s 2015-2016 concert series, she was invited to perform her debut recital at the Carnegie Recital Hall New York and finished it with great success. She has held numerous successful piano recitals in Basilica di San Pietro (Italy), St. Paul church (Boston, U.S.), Royal conservatory (Ireland), Druker Auditorium (Newton, U.S.), Aspen Community Church (Aspen, U.S.), Colorado State University (Fort Collins, U.S.), and NV hall (New Jersey, U.S.). Also, Lee has performed with outstanding musicians in various stages in South Korea including the Grand Piano Concert, Gwangju Jeong Yul Seong International Music Festival, Asia Romance Piano Trio Performance, and Gwangju International Music Festival.
She participated as a performer in master classes with a lot of pianists: Gary Graffman, John O’conor, Joseph Kalichstein, Anton Nel, Dang Tai Son, Julian Martin, Boris Slutsky, etc., and was recognized for her musicality. In addition to giving performances, she worked hard to foster future pianists as a piano teaching assistant at Boston University, guiding both group as well as individual lessons. .
Pianist Inhyun Lee is building a wide musical career in the U.S. and South Korea. She led the GOODTV Culture and Art Group as an expert adviser and a visiting professor at a Korean bible University. She is also author of award-winning book, The Classic Class published in January 2021. As the senior columnist, she writes for the Korean Herald and Namdonews. She works both in Korea and the United States. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.