On Monday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m., Korean pianist Jaehyouk Lee will present a solo recital in Daniel Recital Hall on the Converse campus. The concert is free and open to the public. He will perform and meet students at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Lee’s Spartanburg appearances are being sponsored jointly by Rho Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda music fraternity in Converse’s Petrie School of Music and by the SCSDB.
Blind since birth, Lee made his New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall in 1996 and has performed a number of chamber recitals throughout the U.S. and Korea. This past summer, he performed Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia and recorded that work for release on the SONY BMG label this November. Lee has also performed in more than 100 Christian music concerts in major cities in the US as well as in Korea, Taiwan, Canada and Brazil.
Lee received the bachelor of music degree from Chungang University in Seoul and the Master of music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Music degree at the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.