Drs. Joanna Kim & Sanghie Lee, pianists
Piano duo works by Mozart, Grieg, Gluck, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, and Khachaturian
A Steinway Artist, Dr. Joanna Kim is known for her “Charismatic stage presence with ability to engage the audience.” Joanna Kim began her piano studies at age four. Immediately advancing in her abilities, Joanna presented her first recital at age seven and won first prize for the National Young Artists’ Competition at age nine. She moved to Sydney, Australia in 1994 and attended prestigious St. Scholarstica’s College where she studied with Elizabeth Powell at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at the University of Sydney. The same year, Joanna was chosen as the winner of the Chopin Nocturne Division of the McDonald’s Young Artist Festival in Sydney. Shortly thereafter, she received an Honorable Mention and was selected as a National Finalist for the Yamaha High School Piano Competition. Upon receiving a prestigious Herman Godes scholarship from West Virginia University, Joanna moved to the United States to continue her piano studies under the guidance of Dr. James Miltenberger. While at WVU, she was named a state winner for three consecutive years and received an Honorary Performance Diploma from the West Virginia University. She then continued her musical education at the University of Georgian where she studied with Dr. Evgeny Rivkin. Joanna received her Master’s & Doctoral degree from the University of Georgia, majoring in Piano Performance, minoring in Vocal Performance & Collaborative Musical Art.
Dr. Sanghie Lee is an accomplished pianist. She recently won the Bronze winner of NTD International Piano Competition in 2019. She also has won first prizes in many other competitions, including the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition in 2015, where she also won a special award for Best Interpretation of an American Composer’s Work. She won second prize at the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition in 2014 performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1, which she also performed with the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2016. She has been invited to the Alaska e-Piano Competition and Beethoven International Piano Competition in Bonn, Germany. She also won numerous first prizes at major competitions in Korea such as the Beethoven Piano Competition of Korea, Haneum Piano Competition, and Korea Piano Duo Association Competition.
Thursday, March 5 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Brooks, 117
141 Jersey Lane, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA