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Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will present a “Thomasville Live” performance at noon Friday, June 26, featuring pianist Kyungju Park Lee from the stage of partner Thomasville Center for the Arts and the famous Steinway of co-sponsor, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation. The program will feature works by Chopin, Debussy and Rachmaninoff. The livestream will be available at www.facebook.com/actu31792/live.
“Thomasville Live” is a partnership with the Thomasville Center for the Arts and is sponsored in part by the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation. The program will feature interviews, educational content about the instruments and music, and performances with host Karl Barton.
Dr. Lee is a concert pianist and teacher who started piano at the age of 3. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yonsei University in Korea. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees at Florida State University under the tutelage of James Streem and Karyl Louwenaar. Dr. Lee also received a Performance Diploma from Indiana University, where she studied with Edward Auer.
Dr. Lee has performed in master classes with renowned pianists, such as Theodore Lettvin, Garrick Olson, Gyorgy Sebok, Andre Watts and Santiago Rodriguez. She won numerous prizes and scholarships including the Willa Chapman Piano Competition, Florida State University Young Artist Competition and Dong-A National Music Competition. Dr. Lee was awarded the Academic Scholarship of Rotary International and Samick Scholarship for Outstanding Performer.
She has performed as a soloist with the Gunpo Prime Philharmonic Orchestra in Korea, at Florida State University under the baton of Phillip Spurgeon, and at the University of Illinois with Donald Schleicher. Dr. Lee was one of 220 performers in 7 countries for the Scarlatti Marathon: Festival Internacional Música de Tecla Expaňola to celebrate Scarlatti’s 556 keyboard sonatas.
She served as an instructor for many years at the Honors Piano Camp of Florida State University and was invited to judge the Young Musicians Concerto Competition hosted by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Lee is currently the president of the Tallahassee Music Teachers Association.
The “Thomasville Live” livestream will be available at noon Friday at www.facebook.com/actu31792/live. Previous “Thomasville Live” videos are also available here. No Facebook account is required to view.