Master Class | Online-Lesson

Class | Online-Lesson: Master Class Piano
Tutor: Franziska Lee
Dates: 16.08. - 25.08.2023
Start time: 09:00
Registration fee: €173
Course fee: €588
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Franziska Lee

Franziska Lee has already made a name for herself as an exceptional pianist with her debut CD "L'HEURE EXQUISE" which contains an exclusive program of works by 20th century French composers.
"...sacrément bien avec beaucoup d'énergie et de précision" - Radio France Musique
"...a rare standing ovation" - American Record Guide
In 2021 the second CD "LONDON NIGHTS" with piano works of English composers of the 20th century was produced by CAPRICCIO.
"...supremely sensitive dynamic variations" - BBC Music Magazine
"Enormous spectrum" - Klassik Heute
Recordings from these CDs have been featured by several European broadcasters.

Franziska Lee finished her music studies in the class of Prof. HeeSung Joo, at Seoul National University, as the best of the year. She came to Germany as a scholarship holder of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to complete her master's degree and her soloist exam in piano in the class of Prof. Sontraud Speidel at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe (University of Music). She graduated with distinction. She received further artistic impulses from Prof. Peter Lang at the Mozarteum Salzburg and Prof. Françoise Thinat in Paris.

Franziska Lee has won numerous international competitions including the "Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Giovani Musicisti" in Treviso, Italy, the “Concorso Internazionale di Musica Euterpe” in Corato, Italy and at the “International Music Competition in Padova, Italy. In 2013 she was the winner of the "Dr. Hermann Büttner Piano Competition" at the University of Music Karlsruhe and in 2016 she won the first prize in the "Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition" in London. Her artistic personality and her musical commitment were honored with the Music Prize of the Kulturfonds Baden e.V.

Described as a "lyrical jewel" in the press, the pianist Franziska Lee performs throughout Germany and Europe in renowned concert halls. Several engagements also led the artist to Minneapolis in the USA where she performed at the "International e-Piano MusikFest".

Debuts followed with the Karlsruhe Chamber Orchestra, with the Dortmund Philharmonic, with the Toruń Polish Symphony Orchestra, with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic and with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.
Franziska Lee has made various radio recordings. Recently her performances at the Hessischer Rundfunk in Frankfurt/Main were broadcast on hr2-kultur and at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden on SWR2 as live recordings.

Franziska Lee is especially dedicated to the piano sonatas of Franz Schubert. So far she has given "Schubertabende“ in Lugano, Schaffhausen, Milano, Seoul, Edenkoben, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Leinsweiler, Mannheim and Vienna (Schubert's birthplace). With Prof. Sontraud Speidel she had a concert series with all piano works for four hands by Franz Schubert.
Italian composer and conductor Marcello Abbado wrote of her interpretations of Schubert: "She has the ability to make the piano sing with absolute nobility."

In addition to her concert activities Franziska Lee is also committed to the promotion of young musicians. She teaches piano and piano chamber music at international courses in Germany and Austria. Franziska Lee is also a regular jury member at national and international competitions, such as the "Jugend musiziert" competitions, the "Concorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale Giovani Musicisti" in Treviso, Italy, and the EUPLAYY online piano competition.

Franziska Lee has joined the "Steinway Artist" circle.
In 2023 she has been appointed Professor of Piano at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts.

Languages: German, English, Korean

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