Hyun-Kyung Lee

Hyun-Kyung Lee is a composer, pianist, an arranger, and co-founder of Percussion Ensemble for disabled people (sponsored by Korea Ministry of Culture and Tourism). She has received numerous awards from distinguished Korean organizations, including: Contemporary Music Society in Seoul, Young Composers Work Shop Concert, ISCM Section Korea, Korea Times, Taegu Contemporary Music Festival of Young Musician’s Society, the Interchange of International Youth and the Composition Scholarship at Kyungwon University and Grace Mission Foundation. Many Prominent Ensembles such as American Modern Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Vigil Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, CME Ensemble, the Korea Wind Society Ensemble, Bang-Ta Percussion Ensemble, Les Beat Ensemble, and the ISCM section Korea have performed her works. She is acknowledged for her unique orchestration; most notably, the Beatles on Baroque Concert, in which she worked as an arranger.

As a pianist she has performed with the Korea Symphony Orchestra, Korea Wind Society Ensemble, con Tempo Ensemble, and CUNY Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble. Born in Seoul, Korea, she received her B.A. and M.A. in music composition from Kyungwon University, where she worked as a teaching assistant in the music composition department. She moved to New York in 2009 and studied at CUNY Brooklyn College, with Professor. Tania Leon and Ben Bierman, receiving her master’s degree in composition. At Brooklyn College, she has completed residencies with the BC Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble and the 1st. CUNY New Music Festival and she has been awarded the Morton Feldman award. She is currently studying for her Doctorate degree at CUNY Graduate Center and teaching as an adjunct faculty at the CUNY Brooklyn College and member of ASCAP, ACF, and Composers’ Alliance at the CUNY Graduate Center.