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Heifetz International Music Institute

June 15, 2018
Shannon is currently at the Heifetz International Music Institute from July 3rd to July 20th as an Artist-in-Residence. Her role includes performing works by Walton, Bartok, Mozart, Ysaye, Wagner, Paganini, and mentoring students participating in the summer program.
Read more about the Heifetz International Music Institute.

Gstaad Festival Academy

July 15, 2018
Shannon will be at the Gstaad Festival Academy from July 30th to August 8th performing works by Mozart, Wagner, and Bartok.
Read more about the Gstaad Festival Academy.

Krzyżowa-Music

July 15, 2018
Shannon will be in Krzyzowa, Poland from August 11th to August 19th performing works by Beethoven, Dvorak, and Ravel.
Read more about Krzyżowa-Music.

Music

Introducing Shannon Lee
Telarc International
April 2007

Shannon Lee, violin
Pamela Mia Paul, piano

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Repertoire

ComposerTitle
BachConcerto in a
BarberConcerto for violin Op.14
BartokConcerto No. 2
BeethovenConcerto in D
BeethovenRomance Opus 50
BrahmsConcerto in D
BruchConcerto No. 1 in g
BruchScottish Fantasy
ChaussonPoeme
DvorakConcerto in a
ElgarConcerto in b
GlazunovConcerto in a
HaydnConcerto in G
KorngoldConcerto in D, Op. 35
LaloSymphonie Espagnole
MendelssohnConcerto Op. 64 in e
MozartAdagio in E K.261 & Rondo in C K.373
MozartConcerto No. 2, 3, 4, 5
Mozart/KrieslerSerenade in D (Haffner) K.250: Rondeau allegro
PaganiniConcerto No. 1 in D
ProkofievConcerto No. 1 in D
ProkofievConcerto No. 2 in g
RavelTzigane
Saint-SaensIntroduction and Rondo Capriccioso
SarasateIntroduction and Tarantella
SarasateZigeunerweisen
ShostakovichConcerto No. 1 in a
SibeliusConcerto in d
SindingSuite in a
StravinskyConcerto in D
TchaikovskyConcerto in D
TchaikovskyThree Pieces (Meditation, Scherzo, Melodie)
VitaliChaconne in g
VivaldiFour Seasons
WaxmanCarmen Fantasie
WieniawskiConcerto No. 1 in f#
WieniawskiConcerto No. 2 in d
WieniawskiLegende
WieniawskiPolonaise in D, Op. 4
WieniawskiScherzo-Tarentelle
WilliamsThree Pieces from Schindler's List
ComposerTitle
AdamsShaker Loops
ArriagaQuartet No. 1 in d minor
BabcockString Trio
Bach/SitkovetskyGoldberg Variations arr. string trio
BarberQuartet Op. 11
BartokQuartet No. 1
BeethovenString Trio 9/1
BeethovenPiano Trio 1/1
BeethovenQuartet 18/6
BeethovenPiano Trio "Archduke"
BeethovenQuartet 59/1
BeethovenQuartet Op. 95 "Serioso"
BeethovenQuartet 18/1
BorodinQuartet No. 2
BrahmsQuartet No. 1 in c minor
BrahmsPiano Trio No. 3 in C major
BrahmsPiano Quintet in f minor
CooleyStreet Haunting
CoplandAppalachian Spring
DohnanyiSerenade for string trio
DohnanyiSextet
DvorakPiano Quintet in A major
DvorakPiano Trio "Dumky"
DvorakQuartet American
FrancaixString Trio
FranckPiano Quintet in f minor
GlassKnee Play 2 from Einstein on the Beach
Handel-HalvorsenPassacaglia
HaydnString Trio in G Major, Op. 53 No. 1, Hob.XVI:40
HaydnQuartet 50/1
HaydnQuartet "Lark"
HaydnQuartet Quinten
HertzbergEndymionis Somnum Dormire
HoneggerString Quartet No. 2, 2nd and 3rd mvts
HsuMeditation for quartet
Isang YunClarinet Quintet No. 2
JanacekQuartet No. 1 "Kreutzer"
KodalyDuo for violin and cello
KorngoldQuartet No. 3
LudwigKantigas for violin, cello, guitar
MendelssohnOctet in Eb
MoszkowskiSuite Op. 71 for 2 violins and piano
MozartDuos for violin and viola, Bb and G major
MozartQuartet K.464 in A major
MozartViola Quintet in g minor
MozartPiano Quartet K.493
MozartDivertimento in Eb K.563 for string trio
OrthYou Shattered My Deafness
PaganiniGuitar Quartet in A minor, M.S. 42
PiazzollaHistoire du tango
PutsAnd Legions Will Rise
RavelPiano Trio, 3rd and 4th mvts
RavelIntroduction and Allegro
SchnittkeString Trio
SchoenbergVerklarte Nacht
SchubertQuartet No. 13 Rosamunde
SchubertQuartet No. 14 Death and the Maiden
SchubertCello Quintet in C major
SchumannPiano Quartet
SchumannPiano Quintet in Eb major
ShengQuartet No. 3
ShostakovichTwo Pieces for String Octet
ShostakovichPiano Trio No. 2 in e minor
SibeliusDuo for violin and viola
StraussMetamorphosen for string septet
StuckyThe Stars and the Roses
TakemitsuRocking Mirror Daybreak
Vaughan WilliamsPiano Quintet in c minor
WaltonPiano Quartet in d minor

Biography

Canadian-born violinist Shannon Lee made a stunning orchestral debut with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the age of twelve. She performed Chausson's Poème and Franz Waxman's fiendishly difficult Carmen Fantasy - originally written for Jascha Heifetz - leading The Dallas Morning News to exclaim on the front page, "When she started to play, her maturity and skill suddenly placed her artistic age far beyond her calendar one." Further critical acclaim greeted Shannon in the fall of that year when she was featured as soloist during the DSO's Texas Tour, performing the Barber Violin Concerto. Two years later she made her European debut with Maestro Christof Perick and the Nuremberg Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany. Other engagements include performances with the Nashville Symphony, Colorado Music Festival, Charlotte Symphony, Lewisville Lake Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, West Virginia Symphony, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Fresno Philharmonic and the Phoenix Symphony. At fourteen, Shannon made her debut recording for Telarc International entitled Introducing Shannon Lee, a recital of 19th and 20th century pieces for violin and piano by such illustrious composers as Wieniawski, Kreisler, Ernst, and Bazzini. Gramophone Magazine lauded her “technical command and fearless virtuosity” as well as her “endearing way with lyrical pieces”.

Shannon moved to Plano, Texas, when she was two and began studying the violin at the age of four. Multiple awards and prizes followed, including the top prize among bowed instruments in the American String Teachers Association Biennial National Solo Competition's junior division, first place in the Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition, Silver Medal in the Stulberg International String Competition, Texas' Young Master Scholarship, Bayard H. Friedman Award for Outstanding Student in Performing Arts, the Davidson Fellows Award, and the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. She has appeared in festival programs such as Music at Menlo International Performers, Music From Angel Fire, Banff Masterclasses and Orchestra, Stowe Tango Workshop, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and Krzyżowa-Music Festival. She has participated in the Perlman Music Program, Meadowmount School of Music, The Institute for Strings, ENCORE School for Strings, Great Wall International Music Academy, New York String Orchestra Seminar and Heifetz International Music Institute. As a Curtis Artist Year Fellow, Shannon developed the music program at Cramp Elementary Pre-K and worked with All City Orchestra chamber music programs.

Shannon graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with the Charles Miller-Fritz Kreisler Award, where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt. She received her bachelor degree from Columbia University in the City of New York majoring in computer science while taking violin lessons from David Nadien. Shannon studied with Jan Mark Sloman in Dallas and has performed privately and in master class for artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Jaime Laredo, and Elmar Oliveira. Her early teachers are Paul Landefeld and Ann Grosshans.

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