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Colleen Lee — Concert in Celebration of the Bicentenary of the Birth of Clara Schumann 李嘉齡 — 克拉拉 · 舒曼誕生二百週年紀念演奏會

  • CMA Lecture Theater (LT-L) HKUST (map)
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Colleen Lee, piano

Carol Lin, mezzo-soprano

Jasmine Pang, violin

Xu Ting, cello


3 Romances for piano, op.21
Soirées Musicales, Op.6
Colleen Lee, piano

Lieder from Liebesfruhling, op.12

Er Ist gekommen [ He came in storm and rain]
Liebst du um Schönheit [ If you love for beauty]
Warum willst du Andre fragen [ Why will you question others?] 

Carol Lin, mezzo-soprano
Colleen Lee, piano


~ 15-min Intermission~


4 Pièces caractéristiques, Op.5
Colleen Lee, piano

Piano Trio in G minor, Op.17
Colleen Lee, piano
Jasmine Pang, violin
Xu Ting, cello

Variations on a theme by R. Schumann, op.20
Colleen Lee, piano

Artist Biography

Colleen Lee, Piano

“…. magnificent, heavenly touch…filled with poetic and profound emotion”- Il Giornale di Vicenza

Since winning the 6th Prize of 15th International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition, Colleen has performed extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America in solo recitals and with Orchestras such as the Galacia Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra among others.  She was the Artist Associate of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the 2010/2011 Season and went with the orchestra on its tour to South America, performing in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

She has also been a featured artist at several international music festivals including the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki and Gdansk in Poland; the Assisi International Piano Festival in Italy; Meissen Pianoforte Festival in Germany, International Keyboard Festival in New York, Bowdoin International Music Festival and Musicus Fest in Espoo, Finland.   Her performance of the ‘Magic Piano and Chopin Shorts’ animation series at the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival had garnered rave review.  She was invited to perform twice in the “Beethoven Piano Sonatas Marathon” in Vienna and Hong Kong. She appeared as soloist with the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble in the 2018 Shanghai New Music Week.

As an enthusiastic chamber musician Colleen frequently appears in chamber music concerts such as the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, the Musicusfest, and concerts presented by Hong Kong Chamber Society. She has also collaborated with word famous instrumentalists including violinist Ning Feng, Kang Dong Suk, Cellist Trey Lee, Daniel Müller-Schott, Alexander Kniazev, and the Shanghai Quartet.  She is also member of the RTHK Chamber Soloists formed in 2018.

Born in Hong Kong, Colleen started her piano lesson at the age of four.  Subsequently she was trained at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the celebrated pedagogue Ms Eleanor Wong.  After obtaining the Bachelor of Music Degree, she was awarded scholarship from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and the Bernard Van Zuiden Scholarship to further her studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Median in Hannover with Professor Arie Vardi.  Colleen was the recipient of many international awards besides her success at the Chopin Competition, including First Prize at the 3rd Seiler International Piano Competition in Kitzingen, Germany, the 2003 Dorothy Mackenzie Artist Recognition Award, Third Place and Critic and Audience Prizes at the 15th International Competition for Piano and Orchestra in Cantú, Italy, Price Winner of the 1st Hong Kong International Piano Competition, the Pro Musicis International Award, Gina Bachauer International Artist Competition Award, Sendai International Music Competition award, and was Laureate of the 16th Santander International Piano Competition in Spain.

Her discography includes an all Chopin album recorded on the Pleyel Piano released by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, and an all Scarlatti Sonata CD by Naxos.   She was also featured on the Hong Kong Sinfonietta new released album “ This is Classical Music 3”.

In recognition of her outstanding achievements in music and in the promotion of arts and culture, Colleen has been awarded Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary of Home Affairs, Commendation for Community Service by the Hong Kong Government and Young Artist Award by the Hong Kong Art Development Council.

Currently Colleen is the Honorary-Artist-in-Residence of The Education University of Hong Kong and on  piano faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Hong Kong Baptist University.


Free admission
For HKUST members and guests only
No admission under the age of 6


Presented by HKUST Center for Education Innovation and Center for the Arts