Yoon Sen Lee (Perth, Australia)


WA Academy of Performing Arts, Yoon Sen Lee Music
School, Perth, Australia 

Yoon Sen Lee was born in Singapore and completed his early music education receiving the diplomas of LRSM, LGSM and ALCM. He then came to Australia in 1991, completing his piano performance Bachelor degree with honours and Masters of Music degree of M.Mus (perf) with distinction in performance from the University of Western Australia.

Yoon Sen won first prize at the Vose Concerto Competition at the University of Western Australia and performed with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. With a scholarship and grant from the University of Western Australia, he also had extensive studies in Holland for the performance on fortepiano.

Yoon Sen performs as solo pianist and fortepianist and in duo, and with chamber orchestras around Europe, Australia and Asia. He is also a choral conductor, composer and tenor. He has published many of his choral and vocal solo works in various recordings. His vocal compositions have won various international awards in the USA.

Yoon Sen is a renowned and highly regarded music educator, a senior music examiner and advisory board member for the Australian Music Examinations Board (WA) and regular adjudicator at international piano competitions. He teaches at the University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University (WA Academy of Performing Arts) and is also professor of International Piano Academy in Imola, Italy.

He has a music teaching career that spans over more than 40 years and has nurtured many music students who became winners at various local and prestigious international piano competitions. Many of his students have been admitted into top institutions in the USA, Europe, China and also Australia. Yoon Sen has nurtured my students to gain entries to universities and conservatories including New England Conservatory of Music, Julliard School of Music, University of Western Australia, WAAPA, Melbourne University, Imola Piano Academy In Contri col Maestro and various institutions in Europe.

Many of his students have won the following international piano competitions: Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition for Young Musicians, Junior E Piano Competition, Palamo Doro International Piano Competition in Italy, Young Pianist of the North Competition in UK, Young Musicians Piano Competition in Enschede, Schumann International Piano Competition in Germany, Astana International Piano Competition in Kazahkstan, San Marino International Piano Competition, Chopin Szafarnia International Piano Competition, Chopin Hartford in USA International Piano Competition, Cliburn International Piano Competition, Keri Keri International Piano Competition, Gagny International Piano Competition and Cleveland International Piano competition, Global Piano Competition, China, Vlassenko Piano Competition and also all the local piano competitions and others.