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Daniel Lee
Sunday, August 10, 2014Schumann Cello Concerto
Wednesday, July 02, 2014Concerts in Korea: July 10, 25 & 26Strad magazine cover story
Wednesday, June 12, 2013My arrangement of a Korean song: Gin Dae Rae
Tuesday, June 11, 2013Bach Suite #3 SarabandeFrom a TV show in Korea
Monday, June 10, 2013Dvorak 3rd movement

Saturday, July 28, 2012Dvorak Cello Concerto Complete Performance!soloist Daniel Lee
conductor Peter Ounjian
St Louis Symphony @ Powell Hall on April 21, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012Dvorak Cello Concerto Review"Triumphant performance for Lee, SLSO"
Saint Louis Post Dispatch, April 21, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012Daniel Lee Klipsch Advertisement @ Powell HallKodaly cello solo sonata being played for an advertisement, April 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012Preview STL Symphony and Daniel Lee TV broadcast on Nine NetworkChannel 9 - PBS airing this Monday, 7/23 at 7 PM: Dvorak Cello Concerto
Thursday, June 28, 2012Dvorak Cello Concerto Complete Performance!Soloist Daniel Lee
conductor Peter Ounjian
St Louis Symphony @ Powell Hall on April 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012Dvorak Cello Concerto Review"Triumphant performance for Lee, SLSO"
Sunday, April 22, 2012Saint Louis Symphony Dvorak Review
Saturday, April 21, 2012Dvorak Cello Concertocellist: Daniel Lee
conductor: Peter Oundjian
Saint Louis Symphony
Powell Hall


Korean-American cellist Daniel Lee continues to gain recognition as one of his generation's most significant artists. A native of Seattle, Lee started playing the cello at the age of six, studying with Richard Aaron. At age 11, he began his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and became the youngest protégé of the legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. While at Curtis, Lee also studied with Orlando Cole, William Pleeth, and Peter Wiley. He graduated from the New England Conservatory with an Artist Diploma after studying with Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet. In 1994, at the age of 14, he signed an exclusive recording contract with Decca Records. He released two recordings: Schubert Arpegionne sonata and short pieces, and the Brahms sonatas. And in 2001, at the age of 21, he received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, just one of many awards and competitions that he's won during his career. Lee was also named one of the 2011 "40 under 40" by the St. Louis Business Journal.

He has won critical acclaim as a soloist with orchestras from around the world including the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony, where he has served as Principal Cello since 2005.

An active recitalist, Lee has performed at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Jordan Hall in Boston, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and recital tours in Japan and Korea. After a recital at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the Seattle Times wrote, "Lee... is the kind of phenomenon who doesn't come around every day—or every decade, for that matter. Already enormously assured, technically brilliant and artistically mature, this is a cellist who is beyond the category of 'promising.' He's a young artist who unquestionably has a major career ahead, and last night's audience will be able to say they 'heard him when.'"

Concerto appearances with the St. Louis Symphony have included Strauss's Don Quixote, and Esa-Pekka Salonen's Mania. In February 2009, following his performance of Elgar's Cello Concerto with the St. Louis Symphony, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch proclaimed that Lee "made the concerto his own in a beautiful and deeply touching display of interpretive and musical virtuosity." Lee opened the 2009-10 St. Louis Symphony season performing the St. Louis premiere of Osvaldo Golijov's Azul for Cello and Orchestra.

In 2010, Lee performed his New York City recital debut at Merkin Hall in a program highlighted by the Sonata for Violoncello Solo, by Zolton Kodaly. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called this program, "Astounding... one that left the audience almost as simultaneously exhilarated and wrung out as the cellist himself at its end. Watch Danny Lee play, and you'd swear that he's become one with his instrument—and with the music.”

During the 2010-11 season, Lee debuted as a soloist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performing the U.S. premiere of James MacMillan's Kiss on Wood for Cello and Strings. At the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, he performed Nomos Alpha by Iannis Xenakis. With the St. Louis Symphony, Lee performed Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, conducted by Bernard Labadie. That piece is included in a recently released album that was recorded with the Czech Philharmonic released in 2011 on Sony Classical in Korea. He also returned to Korea for a concert at the Seoul Arts Center in May, 2011 for the official release of that album. Click here to purchase a copy of the complete recording.

In 2012 with the St. Louis Symphony, Lee performed Dvorak’s Cello Concerto, conducted by Peter Oundjian & Haydn’s Cello Concerto in D Major, conducted by JunMärkl. Lee’s complete performance of the Dvorak, which the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called a “triumphant performance,” was also featured on a one-hour local PBS documentaryhttp://video.ketc.org/video/2261163550/. And following his Haydn performance, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said: “Lee played with refinement, depth and sensitivity infused with profound, genuine feeling and subtle beauty, in a performance that again demonstrated the insightfulness of his musicianship, solid technical abilities and capacity to shape a score.”

Lee's most recent sponsorship affiliations:

• Bausch & Lomb; Lomb Korea Co. Ltd.
• ARK Private Fund, Seoul
• Klipsch
Märkl, Lee, Chorus and SLSO offer a meaningful eveningSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Triumphant performance for Lee, SLSOSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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High notesEllen SherbergSt. Louis Business Journal
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40 UNDER 40 - Daniel Lee: Principal cellist, St. Louis Symphony OrchestraAmanda CookSt. Louis Business Journal
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Daniel Lee's new CD shows cellist's rangeSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Danny Lee rocks Kodaly in Sheldon recitalSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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SLSO: Danny Lee's "explosive" New York recitalSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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CD of the Day: Daniel Lee's Brahms SonatasSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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SLSO cellist emulates human voiceSarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Daniel Lee Shows Precocious Command of CelloJoshua KosmanSan Francisco Chronicle
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MUSIC REVIEW; 18-Year-Old Takes On Some Tricky ShostakovichAllan KozinnThe New York Times
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Lee's Audience Discovers A Young New StarMelinda BargreenSeattle Times
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Saks Fifth Avenue Presents St. Louis' 2009 Men of StyleJill ManoffAlive Magazine
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FacebookDaniel's Facebook Music Pageclick here for more info
YouTubeDaniel's YouTube Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/dleecello
Saint Louis Symphonyprincipal cellist Daniel Lee bioclick here for more info
Daniel Lee Korean fansitehttp://cafe.daum.net/daniellee
DanielLeeCelloTwitterhttps://twitter.com/#!/danielleecello
Tuan LeePhotographerhttp://www.tuanlee.com/
Aestheticize Mediawebsite designhttp://www.aestheticize.com/
For booking and all other inquires, contact Daniel Lee at:
DLCello@me.com


Franz Schubert
Ave Maria
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Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Variation 1: Tempo Della Tema
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Ennio Morricone
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe
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Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Variation 5: Allegro Moderato - (Cadenza)
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Antonin Dvořák
Songs My Mother Taught Me
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Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Variation 4: Andante Grazioso - Un Poco Animato
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MAX BRUCH
Kol Nidrei, Op. 47
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Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Variations On A Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Variation 7 & Coda: Allegro Vivo
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Publicity Photos


Zoltan Kodaly, cello solo sonata Op. 8
2nd movement
Zoltan Kodaly, Cello Solo Sonata Op. 8
3rd movement
Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: I. Allegro vivace
Daniel Lee / Jung-jae Moon, 2011
Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: III. Allegro passi
Daniel Lee / Jung-jae Moon, 2011
Brahms Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: IV. Allegro molto
Daniel Lee / Jung-jae Moon, 2011
Ave Maria
Daniel Lee / Jung-jae Moon, 2011
Bach Cello Suite #3 - Bourree
Daniel Lee, encore 2011
Elfentanz
Encore piece, 2005
Bach Suite #3 Bourrees
TV interview
Ave Maria 2011
TV interview
Daniel Lee Klipsch Advertisement @ Powell Hall - YouTube
Playing Kodaly at Powell Hall for Klipsch advertisement
Preview STL Symphony and Daniel Lee TV broadcast on Nine Network
Dvorak Cello Concerto
Bach Suite #3 Sarabande
TV from Korea, 2013

Schubert, Falla, Gershwin, Bloch
Daniel Lee

1998
Brahms Cello Sonatas
Daniel Lee

2002
Daniel Lee & The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Daniel Lee

2011