CLEVELAND, Miss. — The Department of Music of Delta State University will present a guest artist recital by pianist Dr. Minhae Lee on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 P.M. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland. The recital will feature solo piano works by Haydn, Schubert, and Liszt. Lee will also present a master class for DSU piano students on Wednesday, September 20, at 2:00 p.m., at the BPAC Recital Hall. Both the recital and the masterclass are free and open to the public.
Lee joined the faculty of the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University as Assistant Professor of Piano in 2021. She has held a staff position as a collaborative pianist at the Jeju International Brass Competition, the Manhattan School of Music, the Manhattan in the Mountains Summer Festival, Michigan State University, Central Michigan State University, and the Aspen Music Festival and School as a full scholarship fellow and is an instrumental performance coach at AMFS. Before joining SFA, Lee was named as the only Collaborative Piano Fellow at the Yale School of Music in 2020. She was a winner of the North Shore Musicians Club Competition in Chicago, the Honors Concerto Competition at Michigan State University, the NTD International Piano Competition, and many others.
Dr. Jung-Won Shin, pianist and Professor of Music at DSU said, “Dr. Lee is a highly-acclaimed pianist and clinician who actively appears in concerts and masterclasses in the U.S. and Korea. The audience will appreciate her artistry throughout the recital featuring three major works written by a Classical and two Romantic composers.”
Lee completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yonsei University in Seoul. She also attended the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Manhattan School of Music, where she was awarded a full scholarship to study with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. She holds a doctoral degree in piano performance, a second master’s degree in piano pedagogy, and her second doctoral degree in collaborative piano from Michigan State University. While completing her degrees, Lee worked as an adjunct faculty member of piano at Alma College, Michigan State University and its Community Music School in East Lansing and Detroit.
For more information, please call the DSU music department at (662) 846-4615.