Esther Seung-Hyun Lee


Esther Seung-Hyun Lee was born into a musical family where she began her musical training at age six. She has pursued her studies in Korea, Germany, and the United States. Her early professional studies were at the Yewon Art School, Seoul Arts High School, and the Seoul National University in Korea. Thereafter, she enrolled in the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hannover, Germany where she completed her undergraduate and graduate studies under Professor Matti Raekallio. She then attended the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, where she completed her post graduate program Konzertexamen under the guidance of Professor Bob Versteegh.

Currently, Lee resides in California, and attends the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music as a full scholarship student, studying with Professor Bernadene Blaha. She continues to perform as a soloist and as a chamber musician in various countries.

SEMIFINAL ROUND I

Haydn Sonata in F Major, Hob.XVI/23
 Ravel Miroirs
Oiseaux tristes
Une barque sur l’océan
Alborada del gracioso
 Prokofiev Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op.28

SEMIFINAL ROUND II

Scarlatti Sonata in F major, K. 518
Chopin Scherzo in C-sharp Minor, Op.39
Kapustin Etudes, Op. 40/6,8

FINAL ROUND

Mozart Sonata in D Major, K.576
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
Ravel La Valse