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ASPIRE

Seunghee Lee's new album for clarinet and bandoneon. Works by JP Jofre bandoneonist/composer, Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra. Releases August 26, 2022

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Primavera: Seunghee Lee - JP Jofre -  London Symphony Orchestra
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From a GRAMMY® Nominated album, ASPIRE. Performed by clarinetist Seunghee Lee and composer-bandoneonist JP Jofre, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Enrico Fagone. “Primavera”, which is the first single release from Ms. Lee's newest album Aspire, opens with a zesty ode to Spring. This lovely video shows the process of rehearsal, collaboration, and performance. Like his countryman Piazzolla, Jofre is a virtuoso player of the bandoneon, a signature instrument of tango. Lee shows her versatility and fluency with tango styles, supple rhythms and emotive inflections. One of the striking things about their partnership is how well the tone of Lee’s playing blends with that of Jofre, creating a warmly suave ambience. --- Program note by Christian Carey "The idea for this album "Aspire" was born out of my fascination with the reedy organ-like sound of the bandoneon and blending it with the versatile sound quality of the clarinet; two very diverse instruments and musicians from different backgrounds coming together to create incredible synergy through music..." Seunghee Lee ►Producer: Jonathan Allen ►Mixing and Mastering: Jonathan Allen ►Sound Engineer: Jonathan Stokes ►Location: LSO St.Lukes, Old Street, UK ►Video: Tall Wall Media, London ►Recording date: October 16, 2021 ►Record Label: Musica Solis ► Buy CD on Amazon: http://bit.ly/42JriQa Connect with Seunghee Lee: ► Website: https://www.sunnyclarinet.com ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunnyclarinet ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunny_clarinet ► Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1mAiJ44C7FclKQ12EwWpeO Any unauthorized downloading, copying, screen-recording, or distribution of this video is strictly prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. This video is protected by copyright law and may not be used for any other purpose without the express written consent of the owner, Seunghee Lee at Musica Solis®. Any use of this video without written permission is an infringement of the owner's intellectual property rights and is punishable by law. © 2024 Seunghee Lee / Musica Solis® #SeungheeLee #JPJofre #Londonsymphonyorchestra #Clarinet #EnricoFagone #Primavera #Bandoneon
Piazzolla - Tango Étude No. 3, Seunghee Lee, London Symphony Orchestra
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From a GRAMMY® Nominated album ASPIRE. Official music video of Astor Piazzolla's Tango Étude No.3 for Clarinet and Orchestra (Arr. JP Jofre) commissioned and performed by clarinetist Seunghee Lee, recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Enrico Fagone. "Piazzolla's Tango Étude No. 3 arranged for clarinet and orchestra is the second single release from Ms. Lee's album Aspire. It is filled with florid, syncopated lines in successively more virtuosic passages that lead to a mid-piece cadenza. The return of the main tune is embellished and elevated by jazzy rhythms. This etude was originally written as a solo flute piece. Ms. Lee had long sought an accompaniment for its melody, and when she began to work with composer, JP Jofre....she commissioned the duo clarinet and piano version as well as one for clarinet and strings." --Excerpt from program note by Christian Carey "The idea for this album "Aspire" was born out of my fascination with the reedy organ-like sound of the bandoneon and blending it with the versatile sound quality of the clarinet; two very diverse instruments and musicians from different backgrounds coming together to create incredible synergy through music..." Seunghee Lee ►Producer: Jonathan Allen ►Mixing and Mastering: Jonathan Allen ►Sound Engineer: Jonathan Stokes ►Location: LSO St.Lukes, Old Street, UK ►Video: Tall Wall Media, London ►Recording date: October 16, 2021 ►Record Label: Musica Solis ► Listen to Tango Étude No. 3 here: https://found.ee/nHDJW ► BUY CD on Amazon: http://bit.ly/42JriQa Connect with Seunghee Lee: ► Website: https://www.sunnyclarinet.com ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunnyclarinet ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunny_clarinet ► Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/artist/1mAiJ44C7FclKQ12EwWpeO Any unauthorized downloading, copying, screen-recording, or distribution of this video is strictly prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. This video is protected by copyright law and may not be used for any other purpose without the express written consent of the owner, Seunghee Lee at Musica Solis®. Any use of this video without written permission is an infringement of the owner's intellectual property rights and is punishable by law. © 2024 Seunghee Lee / Musica Solis® #SeungheeLee #Londonsymphonyorchestra #Piazzolla #JPJofre #Clarinet #EnricoFagone #TangoEtudeNo3 #Bandoneon
Villa-Lobos • Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 • Seunghee Lee • Arranged for Clarinet & Cellos
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From the Grammy®-nominated album ASPIRE. Official music video of Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: I. Aria (Cantilena) performed by clarinetist Seunghee Lee with the cellists of the London Symphony Orchestra. 🕊At times, music can mirror our feelings and reflect complicated emotions that are difficult to put into words. This hauntingly powerful music by Villa-Lobos has been etched into my heart ever since I lost my father to tragic gun violence on the South Side of Chicago earlier in my youth. Over the years, while trying to make sense of it all, one of the ways to sooth a mountain of mixed emotions inside was through music, and this piece in particular often brought me comfort and solace. With everything that’s going on around the world, my hope is that this music offers some peace and self-healing to those grieving in silence. Immense gratitude to the incredible cellists of the London Symphony Orchestra and David Cohen for a truly moving performance. 🕊 -Seunghee Lee "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 is perhaps Villa-Lobos’s most famous piece, arranged here by Seunghee Lee for clarinet solo and cellos. Lee plumbs the lyrical plangency of the piece with considerable eloquence. She leads the piece sans conductor, creating a chamber music atmosphere, with an ear towards balancing the various countermelodies to create a web of sound around the clarinet. The collaborative nature of the project extended to the string sections’ leaders, in particular principal cellist David Cohen, who contributed a glistening solo and stalwart guidance to his colleagues in the cello section." - an excerpt from the album program notes by Christian Carey ►Producer: Jonathan Allen ►Mixing and Mastering: Jonathan Allen ►Sound Engineer: Jonathan Stokes ►Location: LSO St.Lukes, Old Street, UK ►Video: Tall Wall Media, London ►Record Label: Musica Solis ► Buy CD on Amazon: http://bit.ly/42JriQa ► Streaming Links: https://found.ee/OvEQm ► More info about Seunghee's SOLACE project: https://www.seungheeclarinet.com/solace Connect with Seunghee Lee: ► Website: https://www.sunnyclarinet.com ► Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunnyclarinet ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sunny_clarinet ► Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1mAiJ44C7FclKQ12EwWpeO Any unauthorized downloading, copying, screen-recording, or distribution of this video is strictly prohibited and may result in civil and criminal penalties. This video is protected by copyright law and may not be used for any other purpose without the express written consent of the owner, Seunghee Lee at Musica Solis®. Any use of this video without written permission is an infringement of the owner's intellectual property rights and is punishable by law. © 2024 Seunghee Lee / Musica Solis® #VillaLobos #SeungheeLee #Londonsymphonyorchestra #Cello #Clarinet #BachianasBrasileiras
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Uncompromising in both talent and tenacity, Grammy® nominated clarinetist Seunghee Lee (aka Sunny Kang) is a multi-faceted recording artist, producer, and a music entrepreneur based in New York City.

 

Ms. Lee has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra and her multiple solo albums were featured as “CD of the Week” worldwide. She was included in the ‘Top 30 Under 30’ list by KDFC Classical Radio upon the release of her debut album Brava and her subsequent albums were featured on New York’s WQXR, ClassicFM Nederland, NPR, WFMT, Fine Music Radio in Cape Town, Singapore, among many others. 

 

She is a frequent guest lecturer on the topic of "Music Entrepreneurship: You are the Company" and has appeared as a guest speaker at Harvard Business School at the 2019 Asia Business Conference titled "The Game Changers" among many others. Ms. Lee performed in prestigious venues throughout Europe, Asia, U.S, including at Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago’s Cultural Center, and a sold-out recital debut at Carnegie Hall {.....}

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"Lee's tone can only be described as smooth as silk..." The Clarinet Magazine
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