28 April, 2014
The WA Youth Orchestra is excited to announce Shaun Lee-Chen as soloist for the orchestra’s official season opening concert on 8th June at the Perth Concert Hall, presenting Vaughan Williams’ breathtakingly beautiful The Lark Ascending.
Perth-based violinist Shaun Lee-Chen is currently a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). He was the most outstanding graduate to complete a Bachelor of Music at the University of Western Australia in 2000, graduating with First Class Honours and the Lady Callaway Medal.
Shaun was accepted into the Australian National Academy’s Advanced Performance Programme in Melbourne in 2001 and in 2007 won the prestigious ABC Young Performer of the Year Award. Shaun has appeared as soloist with the Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and also performs on period instruments, appearing regularly with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. He has also played as guest associate concertmaster with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and as assistant concertmaster with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
Shaun has played with various chamber music groups including the Pacifica Quartet, Tin Alley String Quartet and WA Piano Trio. Shaun also performs on period instruments, appearing regularly with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Also on the program will be Holst’s awe-inspiring work The Planets showcases some of the greatest melodies ever written for an orchestra of astronomical proportions. WAYO will commence an afternoon featuring great British repertoire with Elgar’s iconic Pomp and Circumstance March No.1.
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