Hailed by The Straits Times as a musician with “a wonderful sense of colour and impeccably controlled articulation” and lauded by critics of his Carnegie Hall debut as having “thought through his approach to the finest of details and… executed with exact precision…”, Warren’s artistry has brought him to four continents, gracing stages of all sizes and forms and in collaboration with international artists and leading orchestras in Asia.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music, Warren made his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six and was the first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich.
Warren’s discography includes multiple acclaimed albums of solo and chamber music repertoire. The American Records Guide calls him a “first-rate artist” while the Fanfare Magazine calls him “a pianist to watch out, whether as a soloist or chamber musician.”
A Steinway Artist since 2009, he was among the first featured artists to record on Steinway’s Spirio upon its launch in 2016. Currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College, a recipient of the Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University School of Music in 2016, Warren is co-currently the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, as well as a visiting artist in various institutions around the world. Warren holds an MBA degree, and is an award-winning and internationally published composer as well as an entrepreneurer who founded the +myelin app designed for guiding students to practice effectively.
In recognition of his significant contributions to the music profession, Warren received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2012, an Associateship from the Royal Academy of Music in 2015 and the Ian Mininberg Distinguished Alumni Award by the Yale School of Music in 2017.
Warren Lee with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Samuel Wong