Since his televised début with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six, Warren Lee embarked on a lifelong career in music, both on and off the stage.
A scholar graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Yale School of Music with the highest honours, Warren was the first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich. 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.
As an educator off the stage, Warren is the Music Director of St. Paul’s Co-educational College, which was the recipient of the Yale Cultural Leadership Citation in 2016. He is co-currently a guest professor at the Central Conservatory of Music EOS Orchestra Academy, the Hong Kong Representative of Royal Academy of Music, as well as an adjunct faculty and visiting artist in various institutions across the world. His discography includes multiple albums on Universal Music (Hong Kong) and Naxos Music, and have garnered rave reviews worldwide. ("Lee is certainly a pianist to watch out for, whether as soloist or as chamber musician." - Fanfare Magazine). Since 2015, Warren has been the host of the popular radio series, "Piano Examinations" on RTHK Radio 4.
A Steinway Artist as well as an MBA graduate, Warren is also an award-winning and internationally published composer. Warren received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2012 and was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM) in 2015 for his significant contribution to the music profession.
Warren Lee with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Samuel Wong
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