🔊 Ysayë: Caprice d'après l'Etude en forme de Valse de C. Saint-Saëns
Performed by Sean Lee @seanleeviolin and Peter Dugan @peterduganpiano.
Here, Sean performs on his 1999 ex Ricci violin by David Bague.
This was the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant Awards Ceremony performance and was aired on @wqxr_classical at the Greene Space @greenespacenyc.
Ysaÿe's own compositions ranged from visionary works for unaccompanied violin to dazzling showpieces for violin and orchestra, such as this Caprice, a tour de force arrangement of the 6th of Saint-Saëns' Op. 52 Etudes for piano.
Stay tuned for the next post to see Sean's beautiful ex Ricci violin made by David Bague!
Violinist Sean Lee has attracted audiences around the world with his lively performances of the classics. A recipient of the 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Lee enjoys a multi-faceted career as both performer and educator.
Embracing the legacy of his late teacher, Ruggiero Ricci, Lee is one of the few violinists who perform Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices in concert, and his YouTube series, Paganini POV, continues to draw attention for his use of the GoPro video camera to share new perspective and insight for aspiring young violinists.
As an artist at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Lee continues to perform regularly in New York City at Lincoln Center, as well as on tour in the 2016-17 season across the United States and Asia.
Lee has called New York City home since moving at the age of seventeen to study at the Juilliard School with his longtime mentor, violinist Itzhak Perlman. He has also studied with Robert Lipsett as he was from Los Angeles originally.
Lee currently teaches at the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, as well as the Perlman Music Program, where he also was a student.