As part of the Leonard Bernstein at 100, Anniversaries is a program in part to celebrate the artistry and centennial of Bernstein. The recital opens with a selection of Bernstein’s Anniversaries. With each of these miniature character pieces dedicated to a close friend or family member of his, extracts from his letters to these dedicatees will be recited. The rest of the recital features one of Bernstein’s favorites, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as well as the monumental Liszt Sonata.
BERNSTEIN Anniversaries (selections, with readings of personal letters)
GERHSWIN Rhapsody in Blue for solo piano
LISZT Sonata in B Minor
Hailed by critics of his Carnegie Hall debut as having “thought through his approach to the finest of details and… executed with exact precision…”, Warren’s artistry has brought him to four continents, gracing stages of all sizes and forms and in collaboration with international artists and leading orchestras in Asia since appearing with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of six.
A first-prize winner of the 1995 Stravinsky Awards International Piano Competition and the Grand Prix Ivo Pogorelich, Warren is a Steinway and Naxos Recording Artist. His discography includes multiple acclaimed albums of solo and chamber music repertoire. The American Records Guide calls him a “first-rate artist” on its review of Touches and Traces which include Bernstein’s piano works. His all-Liszt solo album on Naxos will be released in June 2018.
In recognition of his significant contributions to the music profession, Warren received the Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Hong Kong in 2012, an Associateship from the Royal Academy of Music in 2015 and the Ian Mininberg Distinguished Alumni Award by the Yale School of Music in 2017.For more information, please visit www.warren-lee.com.