Press release from Asheville Art Museum:
The Asheville Art Museum presents a concert as part of its ongoing Pianoforte Series on Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Biltmore United Methodist Church, an acoustically powerful environment for this event. Pianist Ko Eun (Grace) Lee will perform a program exploring the beauty of artistic virtuosity. Through selected Nocturnes by Frédéric Chopin and Etudes by Claude Debussy, Variations on a Theme of Paganini Book 1 by Johannes Brahms, and Gargoyles, Op. 29 by Lowell Liebermann, she will show how each composer’s idiomatic pianism reflects distinctive technical dexterity and musical characteristics.
Lee is an avid performer, educator and conference lecturer across the United States. She holds a doctorate of musical arts in piano performance and a post-master’s certificate in music theory pedagogy from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; a master of music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music; and a bachelor of music and artist diploma from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has performed in master classes of internationally renowned pianists Kevin Kenner, Boaz Sharon, William Westney, Simone Dinnerstein, Jacques Després, Pascal Rogé, Jeremy Denk, Dror Biran, Joel Hastings, André Watts, and Byron Janis.
Lee, a South Korean native, currently resides in Asheville. She recently joined Brevard College and Mars Hill University as an adjunct piano faculty member, and also teaches at the Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church of Asheville. She is an active member of Asheville Area Piano Forum, Music Teachers National Association, College Music Society, and Suzuki Association of the Americas. She serves as Director of Music at Oakley United Methodist Church in Asheville.
Museum and Biltmore UMC Members: $8 + tax ($7 children)
Non-Members: $16 + tax ($15 children)
To purchase, visit ashevilleart.org or call 828.253.3227, ext. 122
Biltmore United Methodist Church (376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 28803)