Vanessa May-lok Lee


Having made her Carnegie Hall (Isaac Stern Auditorium) debut in June 2014, Vanessa May-lok Lee has performed throughout Canada, the USA, England, Wales and Mexico. Much sought after as a collaborative pianist, Ms. Lee released her debut CD Bleu et Or in August 2012 with internationally acclaimed flautist Miguel Ángel Villanueva (Mexico) and violist Elodie Guillot (France). Recorded on the Quindecim label, this CD features the works of Mexican, French and Canadian composers including the commissioned piece Prism by Canadian composer Erik Ross. Her latest CD Reflections with Gordon Wolfe, principal trombone of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, will be released in February 2015.

Ms. Lee graduated with a Bachelor’s in Piano Performance from the University of Toronto where she studied with Marietta Orlov, and a Master’s in Music from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England with Michael Young. In May 2014, Ms. Lee completed pre-doctoral studies at the Manhattan School of Music with John Forconi through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Upcoming highlights include her Kennedy Center debut in Washington, DC in February 2015.

Ms. Lee currently resides in NYC where she serves as a staff pianist at the Manhattan School of Music and is on the piano faculty at Third Street Music School.