Bartók World Competition & Festival

Shannon Lee

30 June 1992

United States

 

Canadian-born violinist Shannon Lee made her orchestral debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve. She performed Chausson's Poème and Franz Waxman's Carmen Fantasy - originally written for Jascha Heifetz. In the following years, she toured the U.S. and Europe and performed at prestigious music festivals. She recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt. Previously, she was under the tutelage of Mark Sloman and David Nadien. Simultaneously with her music studies, Ms Lee also earned a degree in computer science at Columbia University.

 

Repertoire:

Preliminary

Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94 – 2. Allegro moderato (Friss)

J. S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 - 2.Fuga, 3. Andante

 

Semi-final

Bartók: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2, BB 85 – 2. Allegretto

Ysaÿe: Violin Sonata No. 5 in G major, op. 27/5 (Mathieu Crickboom)

Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 6 in A major, Op. 30/1 – 1. Allegro

 

Final

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219

 

Grand Final

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117