Jeewon Lee wins Audience Choice Award at Ima Hogg Competition
By CHARLES WARD Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
June 8, 2008, 1:49AM
Lee, conductor Thomas Wilkins and the orchestra certainly made Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 enjoyable again. (Absence from warhorses for a while does make them fresher on rehearing.)
There was some pretty stirring excitement at times, as well as stretches of routine work. The interpretation and performance were very respectable and they obviously impressed a lot of people in the audience and listening on KUHF-88.7 FM (they voted online). Hence the Audience Choice award.