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Taek Gi Lee

South Korea | 21 years old

Taek Gi Lee was born in Seoul on September 16, 1996. He began his piano study at the age of six. After winning numerous national competitions including Samick Backstein Piano Competition, Suri Music Competition, Taek Gi Lee gave his first debut recital as a part of Kumho Prodigy Concert Series at the age of thirteen. Two years after, he moved to America to continue his music study in Juilliard Pre-College Division and became laureate of many international competitions such as: International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, International Franz Liszt Competition for Young Musicians, Val Tidone International Piano Competition, Toronto International Music Competition, and Seoul International Music Competition.

In 2014, he won the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition as the youngest competitor and was highly acclaimed by Dame Fanny Waterman who was on the jury for the final round. After winning this, he made his successful debut in Europe with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Consequently, he performed in many venues located in Europe and America.

He has performed in a large number of celebrated venues including Fairfield Halls (London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Lincoln Center (New York), Harris Hall (Aspen), Kumho Art Hall (Seoul), Seoul Arts Center (Seoul), etc. The orchestras that he collaborated with include Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Maidstone Symphony Orchestra, and Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra.
Taek Gi has studied with Prof. Choong-Mo Kang, Prof. Robert McDonald, and Prof. Ma-ri Kwon. He is transferring from the Juilliard School to the Curtis Institute of Music in this September (2018) where he will continue his music study with Prof. Robert McDonald.

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