Shyen Lee


Shyen Lee a choisi d'interpréter:
Shyen Lee has chosen to perform:

Tzyy-Sheng Lee

Duet for Alto Saxophone and Marimba *

avec la participation de:
with the participation of:

Hsiao-Yin Wang, marimba

* Création / World premiere

Shyen Lee, a native of Taiwan, is the first saxophonist from his country studying in American conservatory. His performance appearance includes Lincoln Center, Harvard University, and Chun-Kai-Shek Culture Center in Taipei.

Currently he holds the position of saxophone lecturer in Fu-Jen University and Tonghai University. His teaching and performance career has introduced a new experience of saxophone music to the people in his country.

In 1994 he presented a saxophone solo piece, Peking Opera Soliloquy by Lei Liang, in the Joint Conference of North American Saxophone Association and the Southeastern Composer League in West Virginia University. The Saxophone Symposium comments this performance: "Having the greatest impact both aurally and visually". In the conference also held by NASA in 1998, he premiered a piece, Victoria for tenor saxophone solo, by Yiu-Kwong Chung. Both premiere performance have contributed expanding new literature to the repertoire of saxophone. He also appeared as concerto soloist with Taiwan Navy Band and prestigious conductor Frank Battisti. In June 1996, he was selected by the Taiwan National Culture Center, Emerging Star Series, to give a debut recital in the National Concert Hall in Taipei, where he won high acclaim by Taipei audience.

Shyen Lee achieved undergraduate degree in New England Conservatory with Kenneth Radnofsky and Master degree from Bowling Green University in saxophone performace with Dr. John Sampen. For past few summers he traveled in Europe studying in master classes of Jean-Marie Londeix and Claude Delangle. In order to promote saxophone performance to his country, he collaborated with Dr. John Sampen and Dr. Joseph Murphy as one of the faculty in The Taiwan Saxophone Teachers' Camp in '97.

Percussionist, Hsiao-Yin Wang, is famous for her specialization in contemporary music and music theater performance. She received her bachelor degree at music department of Soochaw University under studio of Mr. Bor-Nien Hsu. From 1994 to 1996 she went to Paris studying with Gaston Sylvestre, Francois Bedel and Jean Pierre Drouet. In 1997 Miss Wang won a "Médaille d'or", an "Excellence Unanime" mention and a "Virtuosité Unarimité" mention at the Conservatoire National de Région de Ruiel-Malmason. She also is the 2nd prize winner of International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition. Her appearance has included many concerts both as soloist and ensemble player both in Taiwan and France. Currently, she is a member of Forum Music Percussion Ensemble and teaches at Music Departmen of Soochaw University and Traditional Music Department of National Taiwan College of Arts.

Requested by Shyen Lee, this piece is specially written for this congress by Tzyy-Sheng Lee. In this piece, composer's intention is to bring the Asia cultural tradition and western contemporary techniques together and fusing the two kinds of sound producing: blowing and hitting. For their unique timber and expression capability, saxophone and marimba fascinate many contemporary composers. Tzyy-Sheng Lee will try to explore new expression possibility of the two instruments. It is believed this piece can be another master works of its same kind and saxophone literature.

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