Piano Master Class
Friday, October 18, 2013
9:30 AM | Beckwith Recital Hall
NDSU Challey School of Music Single Reed Festival
Pianist Donna Lee made her solo debut with the National Symphony Orchestra. She has since appeared as a soloist and collaborative artist at Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall and Terrace Theater in Washington, DC and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. Donna has performed in Asia, Europe and throughout the US, with recent concerts in Hong Kong, Beijing, China and Puerto Rico.
Critics have described Donna Lee’s performances as elegant and refined (Il Fronimo, Italy), engaging (WCLV-Cleveland) and brilliant (Iwate Daily News, Japan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at festivals such as Ameri-China International Music Foundation in China, Brevard Music Center, Interlochen Arts Festival, Kent Blossom Music, Maui Classical Music, and Music-on-the-Hill. She made her solo recording debut on the Azica label, with a program entitled Scenes from Childhood.
Donna Lee earned her doctorate from Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, her Masters from The Juilliard School, and her bachelor of music degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied with prominent artist-teachers Julian Martin, the late Rudolf Firkusny, and Thomas Schumacher, respectively. A highly sought-after teacher and clinician, she has had numerous prize-winning students. She has taught at Peabody Conservatory, Bucknell University, and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. Presently, Donna Lee is on the faculty at Kent State University; during the summers, she is co-director of the Piano Institute at Kent State and artist-faculty at Kent Blossom Chamber Music in Ohio and Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Donna Lee is a Steinway Artist.