Genevieve Feiwen Lee
A versatile performer of music spanning five centuries, Genevieve Feiwen Lee has thrilled audiences on the piano, harpsichord, toy piano, keyboard, and electronics. She enjoys finding music that challenges her to go outside of her comfort zone to sing, speak, act, and play many new instruments. Her lively and insightful comments introducing each piece connect her directly with the audience. She has given solo piano recitals at Merkin Concert Hall, NY, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris. Since her first engagement with the York Symphony at the age of twelve, she has appeared with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, Brazil, the Vrazta State Philharmonic, Bulgaria, and The Orchestra of Northern New York. Her concerts in Changsha, China, were broadcast by Hunan State Television, and her performance from the Spiegelzaal at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was broadcast on live radio (AVRO).
Ms. Lee has premiered and commissioned numerous works. For Innova, she recorded Kurt Rohde’s ONE for speaking pianist. On Albany, she appears on three recordings: a solo piano CD, Elements, featuring works by Tom Flaherty and Philippe Bodin; Looking for Answers, with chamber music by Flaherty; and An American Collage with mezzo-soprano D’Anna Fortunato. In the Los Angeles area, Ms. Lee has been a guest performer with XTET, Southwest Chamber Music, and Jacaranda. As a founding member of the Mojave Trio, she plays regularly on the “Sundays Live” concerts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She is also a member of the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, who recently performed in Carnegie Hall. She has appeared regularly in chamber music festivals at the Garth Newel Music Center, Virginia, and Incontri di Canna, Italy. Ms. Lee received her degrees from the Peabody Institute, École Normale de Musique de Paris, and the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Boris Berman. Ms. Lee has taught at Yale, Bucknell University, and SUNY-Potsdam. Having joined the Pomona College faculty in 1994, she is the first recipient of the Everett S. Olive Professorship, endowed by Yuk Mei Shim ’50.