Jeewon Lee wins Audience Choice Award at Ima Hogg Competition

By CHARLES WARD Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

June 8, 2008, 1:49AM

The Audience Choice award, totaling $750, was given to Korean pianist Jeewon Lee.

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.


"Fantasy is not just a technical showcase, but a big, clear picture window of a musician with a rich soul and great artistic depth. It is also a fantastic example of programming that entertains as well as edifies.”
-Musical Toronto

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