Kettering Concert 2012-07-15
Gregory Lee and Shan Deng
Gregory Lee (violin), Shan Deng (piano)
Violin and Piano Duo
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP 119 – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Polonaise Brilliante in D Major, Op 4 – Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
Sunday 15 July 2012, 3pm
Kettering Community Hall
Tickets available at the door
Stay for the post-concert afternoon tea, meet and chat with the musicians.
An outstanding violinist with virtuosic brilliance, Gregory Lee is currently
Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma and
Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
His success in competitions include the Special Jury Commendation Award of
Michael Hill International Violin Competition and winner of the Geelong
Advertiser Instrumental competition.
During his time in Los Angeles, he was a regular member of the Pacific
Symphony and Long Beach Symphony Orchestras. In addition, he also worked
with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra,
California Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and Australian Chamber
Orchestra. He has also recorded for many Hollywood motion pictures scores at
20th Century Fox, Sony/MGM, Warner Bros, Paramount and Capital Records.
From 2004 to 2007, he taught at Tunghai University in Taiwan, where he
cultivated a number of talented young students, one of whom recently was
accepted into the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to
frequent solo and chamber music performances, he judged numerous national
Lee's concerto performances include the Bach "Double" Violin Concerto with
violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Concertos by Dvorak, Paganini, Wieniawski,
Beethoven Triple, Tchaikovsky and Bruch with various orchestras. He has also
appeared on ABC's "Sunday Live" live radio broadcast in Brisbane.
The Sydney-born violinist started his music study at Queensland
Conservatorium of Music at the age of 11. He was later accepted to study
with the renowned pedagogue, Dorothy DeLay in New York at the age of
seventeen. Upon graduating from The Juilliard School, he received a
fellowship to the University of Michigan, where he completed his Masters and
Doctorate studies in Violin Performance with Paul Kantor. Previous teachers
include Kerry Smith, Carmel Kaine and Naoko Tanaka.
Dr. Lee regularly performs with the Oklahoma Chamber Players, Brightmusic
Chamber Ensemble, and the Holmberg String Quartet. Lee has also been
featured as a soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He has given
recitals/masterclasses at the University of Iowa, Arizona State University,
University of Kansas, Wichita State University, University of Texas in
Arlington, Renmin University in Beijing, Shanghai Conservatory and many
campuses/concert halls around Taiwan.
Winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition’s Best Australian
Pianist Prize, Shan Deng is a well known Australian-Chinese pianist now
working in Hobart. Her successes include winning the keyboard
final of the ABC Young Performer of the year award, and representing
the Arts as a national finalist in the Young Australian of the Year
competition. Shan has also received Churchill and Fulbright fellowships
to travel and study in the USA and South Africa.
Shan’s early music studies were undertaken in the gifted children’s
program at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Studying
with Leah Horwitz, she obtained her Bachelor of Music at Queensland
Conservatorium Griffith University with first class honours and
a university medal. Shan then completed a Master of Music, with a
scholarship at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under
Professor Phillip Kawin.
Concert demands have taken Shan around the world, and she has performed
in Australia, Asia, the USA, South Africa and Europe. She has toured
overseas as a soloist with the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, and
has appeared with all the Australian Symphony Orchestras. Shan has been
featured in numerous Australian, Chinese and South African radio and
In 2001 Shan accepted an appointment at Conservatorium of Music,
University of Tasmania, where she is currently Lecturer in Piano and
co-ordinator of the keyboard department. Shan is in demand around the
world as a concert artist, teacher and adjudicator.