Saturday, July 25, 2020

Eleanor Lee | 3rd Prize | Piano | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Eleanor Yeajune Lee is a rising senior at Indian Springs School, Alabama. She is a student of Dr. Hye-Sook Jung and Dr. Craig Nies.

Eleanor made her orchestral debut as a soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra as a winner of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2014. In 2016, she won the Mabry Miller Award as the first-place winner at the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs and the Stillman-Kelly Award as the second-place winner at the National Federation of Music Clubs. She was selected as a winner at the Alabama Music Teacher National Association competition 2016, and alternate 2015, 2017, and 2019. She was selected as a first-place winner of the Piano Division at Lois Pickard Music Scholarship competition in 2019 and the second-place winner in 2017 and 2018. She also placed second at the University of Alabama in Huntsville Piano Competition & Festival in 2018. As a winner of the Ruth Kern Young Artists Concerto Competition, she performed with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, 2017. She played with the Delta Symphony Orchestra as a Grand Prize winner of the Delta Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition with Dr. Neale Bartee, 2019. As a winner of the Miami Music Festival Piano Institute Concerto Competition, she performed with MMF Symphony Orchestra with conductor Joel Smirnoff, 2019. She was selected as a finalist of the Ronald Sachs International Music Competition, Wilmington NC, 2020.

Eleanor has taken master classes with Dr. Yakov Kasman, Dr. Logan Skelton, Dr. Julian Martin, Dr. Michael Shinn, and Professor Arnaldo Cohen. She participated in Indiana University Piano Academy, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Miami Music Festival Piano Institute, and Samford University Piano and Chamber Music Institute over the past summers.

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, Frederic Chopin, 10:00

Piano Sonata No. 18, Op. 31 in E flat major, I. Allegro, Ludwig van Beethoven, 6:00