Since his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the tender age of six, Warren Lee was destined for a lifelong career in music, both on and off the stage.
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music with the highest of honors, 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, from the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing to Kettering in Tasmania, and from New York to Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2009, he was named a “Steinway Artist”, joining a distinguished roster of concert pianists in the world; and in 2012, received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the performing arts and exemplary contribution to the community.
An avid composer and arranger of different genres, his recent choral compositions have been gaining worldwide recognition, some of which published by Porfiri and Horváth (Germany) and Pavane Publishing (USA). His latest choral work, House Rules won the second prize in the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award 2013 in Switzerland.
Warren devotes much of his time off the stage advancing various education initiatives. He is currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College and Primary School. He is co-currently a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music, an adjunct faculty member of the Hong Kong Baptist University, the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, and a visiting artist in various universities and conservatories worldwide. His solo album, “From Bach To Gershwin”, released in 2008 on Universal Music (Hong Kong), has received critical acclaim for its contribution to music education.
Warren Lee with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Samuel Wong