Sunday, February 20, 2022

Ryan Lee | 2nd Prize | Strings | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

 Ryan Lee, age 13, was born to a non-musical family. He was inspired to learn to play the cello after hearing Bach’s cello suites when he was 9. He now studies cello with Brady Anderson in Pleasanton, and is in his school orchestra. Ryan loves performing, whether for a recital or for a competition. He has won many awards, including first prize in the American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music, the San Francisco International Innovative Music Competition (SFIIMC), the North California Young Talents Music Competition, and the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) VOCE Alameda County section competition. He has also won awards in the VOCE California State Final, the California American String Teachers Association (CalASTA) - San Francisco competition, United States International Music Competition (USIMC), the Korean-American Music Supporters' Association Competition (KAMSA), the United States Open Music Competition (USOMC),  and the International Grande Music Competition (IGMC). When not playing cello, you’ll find him reading sheet music online, doing math, or coding.

David Popper, Concert Polonaise in D Minor, Op. 14,  6 mins 01sec, ; Bach, Cello Suite 3 BWV 1009, Prelude-Sarabande-Gigue, 8 mins 21 secs,