Episode 1: cellist Isaac Lee

Our first performer for Season 2 is cellist Isaac Lee!

Isaac Lee, aged 17, was born in Melbourne and is currently studying Year 11 at Brighton Grammar School (BGS). He is currently learning cello with Rohan De Korte and has received consultation lessons with Howard Penny since the age of 9. 

In 2020, Isaac has performed in masterclasses for David Belin and Blair Harris, and remains as an active member of the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and school ensembles. His involvement and participation with the Australian Chamber Music Academy Chamber Weekend program will provide further inspiration for performing music for a chamber setting. 

After being awarded his music diploma with distinction, Isaac continued his pursuits in Music Solo Performance as part of his studies in VCE. Isaac’s experience in the music industry will be expanded as he will attend the 2021 MSO Work Experience Program. In addition to this experience, he is participating in the ACO Academy in September. His experiences as a solo, and ensemble musician enable him to be awarded with numerous international and Australian prizes and scholarships. He has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Hamer Hall and universities across Melbourne. 

Isaac aims to bring live classical music to those who may not have the same opportunities as those who listen to music frequently. Being enthusiastic in volunteer work and being willing to offer his services to all kinds of people, he has performed for residents in nursing homes, audiences living in regional areas, charity groups and community centres like the Brotherhood of St Lawrence. 

Besides cello, Isaac also plays Erhu and is interested in composition. He has been awarded school colours in music, academics and sailing and is an active participant in the school debating team.

Isaac will perform:

  • Matthew Hindson: Jungle Fever
  • Fauré: Apres Un Reve
  • Shostakovich: Mvt 2, Sonata for Piano and Cello

Tune in at 7pm on Tuesday 3/8 to hear Isaac perform! To hear the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au, on 103.5FM or catch up later on our podcast.


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