Concert organist Dongho Lee performs at First Unirted Methodist Church, Brevard, March 16

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Concert organist Dongho Lee performs at First Unirted Methodist Church, Brevard, March 16

The Beulah McMinn Zachary Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce that Dongho Lee will present an organ concert on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at the Brevard First United Methodist Church. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. There is no admission charge, but contributions are welcomed to help defray expenses of the concert. Area music lovers are invited to meet this outstanding young artist.

A native of Seoul, South Korea, Dongho Lee was awarded both the First Prize (the Lilian Murtagh Memorial Prize) and the Audience Prize in the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance, which was held at the 50th national convention of the Guild in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Lee earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Yonsei University in Korea where she studied with Dr. Tong-Soon Kwak. During her studies in Korea, she also served as organist of Seoul Anglican Cathedral. In 2004, she moved to the United States to continue her studies with Dr. Martin Jean at Yale University and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where she earned a second master’s degree and was awarded the Julia R. Sherman Prize for excellence in organ playing. Ms. Lee is currently completing her doctoral studies at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music where she is a student of Dr. Christopher Young. At Indiana University she was a recipient of the inaugural Jacobs Scholarship and has also served as Associate Instructor of Organ.

Ms. Lee has played recitals throughout the United States, Europe, and South Korea. Significant recent venues in which she has performed include Washington National Cathedral, Duke University Chapel (Durham), the Cathedral of St. Philip (Atlanta), the Cadet Chapel of the United States Air Force Academy, Christ Church Cathedral (Nashville), and the Cathedral of the Madeleine (Salt Lake City). Upcoming engagements include Methuen Memorial Music Hall.

Other competition credits include First Prize in the 2001 Klais Jang Cheon Organ Competition (Seoul) and Finalist standing in the 2008 Canadian International Organ Competition (Montreal). Her first commercial recording was released in early summer 2011 on the Pro Organo label, and features 20th century organ music performed on the new C.B. Fisk organ at Indiana University.

Ms. Lee is currently Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Episcopal in Charlotte, North Carolina where she also serves as principal organist. In addition to her duties at Christ Church, she maintains an active concert schedule. Please visit www.dongholee-organist.com for more information.
The concert is sponsored by the Beulah McMinn Zachary Memorial Foundation, a trust established in memory of the donor family of the Schantz sanctuary organ. The Foundation underwrites the maintenance and special activities of the church’s two pipe organs and harpsichord. Brevard First United Methodist is located at 325 North Broad Street. For additional information please contact the church office at 828-883-9025.


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