Tony Lee Recital

  • Thursday, 27 Apr 2023

  • Drill Hall Gallery

    Kingsley Street, ACT 2601

  • In Association with

Supported by Theme and Variations Foundation

As one of Australia’s finest young pianists, Tony Lee already has a prodigious international track record. He was in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium from 2014 to 2016 under the wings of Maria-João Pires and performed with a number of prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia and Australia. A highlight was the premiere of the new Gareth Farr Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic. This solo appearance marks his debut at the festival.



Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major, D959

Bela Bartok: Piano Sonata Sz. 80



Tony Lee

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Artist Tony Lee


Sydney born pianist, Tony Lee, has gained a reputation as one of Australia’s finest young pianists, who seeks to transmit the essence of music and his understanding of it through his playing. Tony was artist in residence at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Belgium from 2014 to 2016, and is a protege of the renowned Portuguese-Swiss pianist, Maria-João Pires. He attained his BMus in Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the direction of Dr. Paul Rickard-Ford and his Mmus in Performance at the Barratt-Due Institute of Music in Oslo with Prof. Michael Endres. Tony has performed across the Asia Pacific, Europe, the USA and has appeared as soloist with the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Ballet Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Lanzhou Symphony Orchestra, Chengdu Philharmonic Orchestra, Guangxi Symphony Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. As the most highly awarded pianist in Australia, he is the First Prizewinner of the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Australian National Piano Award and the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition. He was also named the Best Australian Pianist at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2016. Internationally he is a top prize winner of the Louise Henriette international Piano Competition, Scriabin International Piano Competition, Keri Keri International Piano Competition, Adilia Alieva International Piano Competition, Euterpe International Competition and the Nordic International Competition. Tony hopes to share his passion and belief in promoting music as a bridge between people and cultures in a time of disharmony.