In Friday’s (1/28) St. Louis Business Journal, as part of the publication’s “40 under 40” round-up, Amanda Cook writes, “Achieving success at a young age is nothing new for Daniel Lee—his career effectively began at age 11, when he was selected to train at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with students nearly twice his age. Lee, principal cellist for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra since 2005, has since received acclaim all over the world for his passionate, flawless playing. ‘There’s a huge pleasure making music and performing for people,’ said Lee, 31. ‘I usually have a strong idea of what I want to do and how I would like to say it musically.’ He signed a recording contract with Decca Records at the age of 14 and received the Avery Fisher Career Grant at age 21. … Lee is in the middle of a busy season. He performed the U.S. premiere of a piece by James MacMillan in October and recently finished an intense program of recitals in New York and locally at the Sheldon. He will perform a solo with the St. Louis orchestra in February, followed by a trip to Prague to record with the Czech Philharmonic and a concert in Korea at the Seoul Arts Center in May 2011.” A subscription is required to view the full article.
Posted February 2, 2011