Since his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six, Warren Lee embarked on a lifelong career in music, both on and off the stage.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music with the highest honours, Warren was the first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich. Hailed by The Straits Times as a musician with “superb pianism… a wonderful sense of colour and impeccably controlled articulation”, 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. Sharing the stage with pianists Boris Berman and Robert Blocker, Warren gave acclaimed performances in 9 cities in China in the summer of 2014 in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Steinway in China.
As an educator off the stage, Warren is currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School; and co-currently a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music EOS Orchestra Academy, the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, as well as an adjunct faculty and visiting artist in various institutions in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom. His solo album, “From Bach To Gershwin”, released on Universal Music (Hong Kong) was lauded as “a success that Hong Kong can be proud of”; while his latest album "Ebony and Ivory" with clarinetist Andrew Simon on Naxos Music, also garnered favourable reviews worldwide; Fanfare Magazine calls it "a winner".
A Steinway Artist as well as an MBA graduate, Warren is also an award-winning and internationally published composer. In recognition of his achievements in the fields of performing arts and education, Warren received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2012.
Warren Lee with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Samuel Wong
EBONY & IVORY: Works for Clarinet and Piano
Andrew Michael Simon, clarinet; Warren Lee, piano
"Not only is Simon a persuasive, energetic advocate for this music, but so is pianist Lee. Theirs is a true partnership, and the excellently balanced recording and fine program notes complete Naxos’s superb production. This is a winner." Fanfare Magazine, April/May 2014