Hailed by The Straits Times as a musician with “superb pianism… a wonderful sense of colour and impeccably controlled articulation”, Warren’s artistry has brought him to four continents, gracing stages of all sizes and forms and in collaboration with international artists and leading orchestras in Asia.

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music, Warren made his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six and was the first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich.

Warren’s discography includes multiple acclaimed albums of solo and chamber music repertoire. The Fanfare Magazine calls him “a pianist to watch out, whether as a soloist or chamber musician,” while the American Records Guide calls him a “first-rate artist”. A Steinway Artist since 2009, he was among the first featured artists to record on Steinway’s SPIRIO upon its launch in 2016.

Currently the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College, a recipient of the Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University School of Music in 2016, Warren is co-currently the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, as well as a visiting artist in various institutions around the world.

Warren holds an MBA degree, and is also an award-winning and internationally published composer. Warren received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong and was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his significant contribution to the music profession.

Warren Lee with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Samuel Wong

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    EBONY & IVORY: Works for Clarinet and Piano
    Andrew Michael Simon, clarinet; Warren Lee, piano

    "Not only is Simon a persuasive, energetic advocate for this music, but so is pianist Lee. Theirs is a true partnership, and the excellently balanced recording and fine program notes complete Naxos’s superb production. This is a winner." Fanfare Magazine, April/May 2014