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Yu-Wei Lee (Taiwan)
Concerto: Beethoven Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor”
Yu-Wei Lee was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She started piano lesson at age 5. In 2016, she was admitted to The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University and studied with Professor Chiao-Han Liao. In 2021, Yu-Wei started her Bachelor's degree with Professor Angela Cheng at Oberlin Music Conservatory. In 2014, she was the first prize in the 38th annual Kawai Piano Competition. Also, she was the recipient of the 2017 Tung-Ho Steel Foundation Artist-in-Residence scholarship as well as the winner of the 1st Fazioli: Pianist of the Next Generation Award. In 2018 Yu-Wei finished in 3rd place at the 63rd International Grotrian Piano Competition. In 2020, she earned a 3rd place finish at the 5th annual Steinway Youth Piano Competition in Taiwan. In 2021, she was the finalist in Peter Tacáks' Beethoven Piano Competition. In 2023, she was the competitor in the 6th Aarhus International piano competition in Denmark.
In addition to her participation in numerous competitions, Yu-Wei has also attended many music camps. In 2018 and 2019, she was selected to participate in the International Maestro Piano Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. Moreover, she was chosen to the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival in 2022. Through her participation at these camps and festivals, she received the mentorship and personal tutelage of such luminaries as Grace Chung, Dan-Wen Wei, Ning An, Jérôme Granjon, ĐặngTháiSơn, Victor Rosenbaum, Mack McCray, Michel Beroff, Andrei Diev, Boris Slutsky, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Nikolai Lugansky, Daniel Shapiro and William Grant Naboré.
Since Yu-Wei's first solo piano recital at age ten, she has held performances and recitals in countries worldwide, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, the US, Germany, and China. In 2014, she gave a solo performance in the Taipei Bach Chamber Hall. In 2017, Yu-Wei held a solo piano recital at KHS Hall. In 2018, she gave a solo piano recital at the Fazioli Piano Center. In September 2018, Yu-Wei performed in the award-winners division of the International Grotrian Piano Competition at Staatstheater Braunschweig. In June 2019, she was invited to give a performance during the piano festival of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In July of that year, Yu-Wei also held performances at the National Concert Hall for a Bach Program. In August 2020, she once again returned to the National Concert Hall, this time for 'Salute to J.S. Bach: Complete Piano Concerti.' In January 2021, she gave a solo piano recital at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In August 2022, Yu Wei was one of the pianists in the 'Franz Liszt Piano Festival: Transcendental and Experimental Liszt”.