2011 Composer Spotlight: Paul Yeon Lee

David Johnston

2011 Composer-in-Residence Paul Yeon Lee


Paul Yeon Lee boasts a huge repertoire of compositional works, ranging from solo instrumental to full-scale orchestral scores. Having studied with noted composers such as Pulitzer-prize winner William Bolcom and MacArthur Fellow Bright Sheng, Paul’s diverse body of music is infused with sophistication, intricacy, and emotional energy. He has had numerous commissions and premieres around the country, including those by the American Composers Orchestra and the acclaimed San Francisco-based Del Sol Quartet. Paul’s most recent orchestral work “Echo of a Dream” will premiere with the American Composers Orchestra next month at the SONiC Festival. If you are free on Saturday, October 22nd, find your way to the World Financial Center Winter Garden. And it’s free!

During his residency at Flushing Town Hall, Paul will explore his roots and work on “Scattered Melody,” a chamber work featuring the haunting sounds of the daegum, a traditional Korean bamboo flute.  We look forward to its premiere at Flushing Town Hall, where the large Korean community is sure to appreciate an extraordinary work that is both familiar and new.



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