Joshua Lee, 17, began learning the piano at the age of 4 under the tutelage of his mother. He showed a keen interest in the violin from the age of 7.
He performed his first public recital at the age of 14 . He was a member of the Amabile Boys Choir in London and toured through many countries in Europe for performances with the group. He completed his 10th grade at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan with a full scholarship, studying with Mr Paul Sonner. His orchestra was invited by the New York Philharmonic as part of its Biennial Festival program and performed at the Lincoln Center in June of 2016. He has also performed with the London Community Orchestra in their yearly Young Soloist Concert. Recently he performed the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 with the London Youth Symphony.
Josh has received many awards and trophies from the London Kiwanis Festival. He received 3rd place in the provincial finals and won 2nd place in the Burlington Festival. He was chosen for a masterclass with the Philadelphia Philharmonic Concertmaster, David Kim. He won 3rd place at the Canadian Music Competition in Gatineau, Quebec and received a scholarship award for his performance. He was a Rose Bowl Entrant in 2017. He is currently studying violin with Professor Mel Martin of the University of Western Ontario. He wishes to thank Symphony on the Bay and music director Claudio Vena for this wonderful opportunity to perform.
Josh will play the first movement of Saint-Saëns’ Violin concerto No. 3 Op 61 in B minor with Symphony on the Bay at our “All the World’s a Stage” concert on Sunday, February 18, 2018.