Kelly Seong Sin Lee
Born in South Korea and growing up in Australia, Kelly Seong Sin Lee started the cello at the age of six. Throughout Kelly Seong Sin’s musical career, she was awarded in various state and interstate competitions in Australia including the Young Instrumentalists Award at the Australian Vocal and Concerto Competition and the South-East Queensland Concerto and Aria Competition. Also her recording of the Saint-Saens Cello Concerto in B minor 3rd movement was aired on 4MBS Classic FM after receiving the Senior Instrumentalist 4MBS Classic FM 103.7 award.
Notable solo appearances of Kelly Seong Sin include repertoire of Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor 1st movement and the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at Wigmore Hall in London as a finalist for the Australian Music Foundation, and the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor at the the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre with the Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, conducted by Maestra Natalia Raspopova.
Kelly Seong Sin has also been actively engaged in orchestral engagements and has recently performed repertoires by Strauss and Hindemith under the baton of Marin Alsop at the Royal Academy of Music. Smaller ensembles have also played an important role in her musical career, and she has performed repertoire by Dvorak, Mozart and Beethoven in Piano Trio, Quartet, and Quintet.
Kelly Seong Sin has studied with Markus Stocker, David Lale and Meta Weiss at the Queensland Conservatorium until 2016. After the completion of her Bachelor of Music with Distinction at the Queensland Conservatorium, she moved to London to study with Professor Jo Cole at the Royal Academy of Music, kindly supported with the Raineer and Doreen Burchett Charitable Trust Scholarship and the Margot MacGibbon Award. Kelly Seong Sin graduated with Distinction in Master of Arts in 2018 and is currently undergoing the Professional Diploma at the Royal Academy of Music. Upon completion of the degree, Kelly Seong Sin is due to further develop her study and career as a musician by undertaking the Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music in 2019.