Sydney born pianist Tony Lee has gathered reputation as one of Australia’s finest upcoming young pianists. He has appeared as soloist with the Samara Philharmonic, Queensland Symphony, Tasmanian Symphony, New Zealand Symphony Orchestras and given recitals in various cities of New Zealand, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Russia, USA and Australia.
He is currently a soloist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium under the direction of Maria-João Pires.
Tony has a rare quality of projecting his musical vision through his distinctive approach to the keyboard. His articulation, tone colour and insight into the music is impressive for someone his age...”
- Gerard Willems AM, concert pianist
“There is always a wonderful mixture of technical mastery and an innate, natural artistry (in his performances) which one comes across rather rarely... a very special talent...”
- Clemens Leske, concert pianist
“Wonderful piano playing by Tony Lee... this was utterly special” (Premiere of Gareth Farr’s Piano Concerto)
- Dominion Post
“The technical prowess of young Australian pianist Tony Lee were frankly mind blowing... The excitement of the performance was infectious...”
- Middle C review
“21 year-old Tony Lee showed what a virtuoso he is, he played very beautifully... a very exciting young pianist”
- Radio New Zealand Concert Review
Tony is the top prizewinner of ten national and international piano competitions including the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Louise Henriette International Piano Competition, Scriabin International Piano Competition (Paris), Adilia Alieva International Piano Competition and the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition among others.
Professional training began at the Australian Institute of Music and the National Academy of Music before furthering studies at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory. He completed his BMus in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium under the tutelage of Dr. Paul Rickard-Ford. Recent appearances include the Kawai Piano Series (Brisbane, 2014) and the World Premiere of Gareth Farr’s Piano Concerto with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Pietari Inkinen, receiving great critical acclaim (Wellington, 2014).