이강호 Kang Ho Lee

Cellist


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BIOGRAPHY

  “청중을 사로잡는 정열적이면서 완숙한 연주” (미국 Courier-Post), “완벽한 테크닉서정적이면서 우아한 연주” (The Korean Herald) 등의 격찬을 받은 바 있는 이강호는 세계무대에서 독주와 실내악으로 왕성한 활동을 하며 독자적인 연주세계를 구축하고 있는 첼리스트이다.

  그는 12세에 서울 시립교향악단과의 협연으로 음악계에 데뷔한 이래 1998년 교향악 축제에 초청되어 협연한 것을 비롯하여 KBS교향악단서울시립교향악단수원 시립교향악단유라시안 필하모닉코리안 심포니, Sofia National Academy Orchestra, 독일Halle Philharmonic Orchestra 등 국내외 정상급 오케스트라와 연주해 왔다또한 그의 연주는 Boston Public Radio, Vermont Public Radio, South Africa National Television, MBC, KBS 등을 통해 방송된 바 있다그는 외교통상부 초청으로 Rome, Milan, Paris, Lyon, Geneva등 유럽 각지에서 한국을 대표하여 연주하였으며, 2005년에는 브람스와 슈만의 첼로와 피아노를 위한 작품 전곡 연주회를 기획하여 금호아트홀을 비롯하여 미국과 캐나다 많은 도시에서 연주하여 주목을 받았고, 2007년에는 모스크바세인트 피터스버그를 비롯 러시아와 폴란드 여러 도시에서 순회 연주를 가졌다.

  Swarthmore College 에서 경제학 학사, Yale University 에서 음악 석사 (Master of Music), New England Conservatory 에서 박사학위(Doctor of Musical Arts)를 받은 이강호는 26세의 나이에 남일리노이 주립대학 (Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville)의 교수로 초빙되어 재직하였으며 지난 2005년부터 2010까지 코네티컷 주립대학 (University of Connecticut) 의 교수로 재직하였다현재 한국예술종합학교의 교수로 재직 중인 그는 Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Iowa City, Austin, Kansas City, Albuquerque, 서울울산 등 여러 도시에서 마스터클래스를 통해 많은 학생들을 지도하여 영향력 있는 교수로 인정받고 있으며전미 음악교사협회(MTNA)콩쿨윤이상 국제 첼로 콩쿨, Penderecki 국제 첼로 콩쿨 등 다수 콩쿨의 심사위원으로 위촉받고 있다.

     “The mesmerizing performance not only showed Lee’s technical perfection but also his musical elegance and lyrical depth.” The Korea Herald, Korea

     Kangho Lee has been a sought-after soloist and chamber musician since his orchestral debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of twelve. His performances with the Korean Broadcast System (KBS) Symphony, the Korean Symphony Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, and recitals in the Kumho Recital Hall were lauded with critical acclaim and broadcast nationally on KBS radio. He was a featured soloist for the 2001 New Year’s Eve Gala Concert with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and continues to perform with all of the major symphony orchestras in Korea on a regular basis.

     Upon invitation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Lee performed recitals in Paris, Lyon, Milan, Rome and for the United Nations in Geneva. Lee’s other international engagements include performances Moscow and St. Petersburg as a guest of the Moscow Conservatory, concerts with the Sofia National Academy Orchestra and the Halle Philharmonic, and recitals in New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Boston. An active chamber musician, Lee has collaborated with the Pacifica String Quartet, the Orion String Quartet and members of Tashi, the Cleveland, Vermeer and Tokyo string quartets. Lee is a member of the Kumho Chamber Music Society and the Tonus Piano Trio.

     Lee was a jury member of the 2012 Isang Yun International Cello Competition and the 2013 Penderecki International Cello Competition. Prior to his appointments in Korea, Lee served on the cello faculties of the University of Connecticut. Currently, Lee is Professor of Cello at the Korea National University of the Arts.

     Lee’s artistry and career as a performer, pedagogue, and administrator have generated much attention. He has appeared on major television networks in Korea, the United States and South Africa. His interviews have been featured in magazines and journals such as VogueKorea, Asiana Airline’s in-flight magazine and StradKorea.

     Lee received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Swarthmore College, Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from New England Conservatory.

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