Soyeon Lee wins Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition

Posted on: July 20, 2010

Pianist Soyeon Lee, a native of South Korea, was named the winner of the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s 2010 piano competition following the competition’s final round at the Manhattan School of Music in New York on June 23. The first prize includes a $10,000 cash award; two New York concerts including a March 29 recital at Carnegie Hall; and concert engagements with orchestras throughout the United States. Two second prizes of $4,000 were awarded to Israeli pianist Ran Dank and Russian-born Alexandre Moutouzkine; honorable mention and a $1,000 prize went to Christopher Guzman, a D.M.A. candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. The Walter W. Naumburg Foundation was founded in 1926 with the aim of assisting gifted young musicians through competitions and awards in solo and chamber music performance, composer recordings, and conducting. Soyeon Lee was one of six young artists profiled in the January-February 2006 issue of Symphony

Posted July 20, 2010