Artra presents Lee Chin, violinist
Click on the photo for an interesting article from Charleston Today
GOLD Medal winner of the 1994 Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition and First Prize winner of the 1994 Louise D.McMahon International Music competition for Strings, Lee - Chin is one of the most talked about young violinists today. She was hailed as “a violinist having superb control with tasteful flair . . . by Donald Rosenberg, Music Critic of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She brought a silvery timbre and unpressured approach to Vaughan Williams’ haunting scenario. A rising star with powerful artistic temperament and electrifying technique, she is busy as a soloist as well as a reflective and virtuosic recitalist.
A seasoned performer, Lee - Chin has performed in over 20 countries on four continents. A frequent guest of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, recent engagements include a London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, solo appearances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Houston Symphony, and tours with the Syracuse Symphony, the Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, and the United Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna.
In 1994, the Prime Minister of Singapore presented Lee - Chin with the country’s highest Youth Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 1996, she won the “Young Artist Award” given by Singapore’s National Art Council.
Other career highlights include a highly successful New York recital debut on the Young Artists Winner Series in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, solo appearances at the closing ceremony concert of the International Music Festival of Lucerne, Switzerland and for the Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of ASEAN in Washington, DC. Lee - Chin’s live performances have been broadcast on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS Sunday Morning), National Public Radio and on the Voice of America. In 1992, she was featured in a documentary film Homecoming Artists by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.
In addition to being a busy concert artist, Lee-Chin is also Director of Strings and Associate Professor of violin at the School of the Arts at the College of Charleston, where she teaches Violin Performance Majors and coaches chamber music ensembles.
A native of Singapore, Lee - Chin began her violin studies at the age of seven under her musician father, Siow Hee Shun. An alumni of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Mannes College of Music, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, her teachers have included Felix Galimir, Aaron Rosand, Almita Vamos, and Roland Vamos.
Visit her website at www.leechin.com
Read the article in Prestige Singapore here: http://prestige-singapore.com.sg/2012/04/life-strings-attached