Shyen Lee currently serves as the professor of saxophone in Mahidol University, Thailand. Lee appeared as solo recitalist in various concert halls including Lincoln Center, Paine Hall in Harvard University as well in Montreal, Minneapolis, Paris, Bordeaux, and others. He has commissioned and premiered pieces by John Harbison, Frank Ticheli, Larry Bell, Gunther Schuller, and Bernard Rands. He also commissioned pieces by leading Chinese composers. Several Thai emerging composers have often written new works for him, including Narong Prangcharoen, Jiradej Setabundhu, Boomrat Sirirattanapan. In order to promote saxophone performance in Asia, he organizes saxophone summer camps in Bangkok, Taiwan and China on an annual basis. He has successfully established the tradition and pedagogy of concert saxopohne in Taiwan. Lee studied with Kenneth Radnofsky in New England Conservatory (BM, 96) and Dr. John Sampen in Bowling Green University (MM, 98).
Pianist I-An Chen has won numerous awards including the First Prize of National Music Competition in her native country Taiwan and the Ann arbor Young Artist Competition. She has given diverse performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been seen on stage at various venues in Taiwan, China, Southeastern Asia and the United States. Ms. Chen holds a Master of Piano Performance degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the instruction of Dr. Logan Skelton; and another Master degree of Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music in UM, where she studied with world renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz. During her residency in Ann Arbor, she was appointed staff pianist for studios and master classes. The auspicious experiences led to a successful career as a collaborative artist. Ms.Chen enjoys a distinguished career as a performer and educator. She is currently on the artist faculty as Assistant Professor of the Music Department of Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Shyen Lee, saxophone
I-An Chen, piano