Hedy Lee

Hedy Lee

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Bertea Hall 221
Secondary Office Location: Oliphant Hall 309


Hedy Lee has been praised for her "combined keyboard elegance with impressive technical dexterity and lyrical expression." She has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, MTAC Piano Competition for both solo and concerto divisions, CAPMT Piano Honors Auditions, as well as the CAPMT Sonata Festival. She has also been awarded music scholarships from the Phi Beta National Association for Creative and Performing Arts and Sigma Alpha Iota. She has performed with the Torrance Symphony under Maestro Frank Fetta; she was also a USC Concerto Finalist in both 2006 and 2009 and the state winner for California in the MTNA Young Artist Steinway Competition in 2008 and 2nd prize winner in Coeur d'Alene Young Artist Concerto Competition in 2010.

Hedy has participated in numerous Master Classes, working with Earl Wild, Menahem Pressler, Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Paulina Dovokska, and Steven Prutsman among others. She has participated in numerous summer festivals, including the Banff International Keyboard Festival, the Prague International Masterclasses for Piano, the Beijing International Music Festival and the Brevard Music Festival studying under Norman Krieger. Most recently she attended the Piano Institute in the University of Washington and the Accademia Dino Ciani in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Hedy is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Southern California as a student of Bernadene Blaha, where she was awarded with a graduate studio teaching assistantship from the Keyboard Studies Department. Upon graduating from both the Bachelor's and Master's of Music programs, she received the Outstanding Graduate Award from the Keyboard Studies Department. During her four years as an undergraduate, she attended USC on full scholarship on the behalf of the Leon L. Granoff Foundation.

Hedy joined the Chapman University as an adjunct faculty member in 2008. She also maintains a private teaching studio in Orange County, where her students are active participants and prize winners of MTAC and CAPMT events.  She was recognized for her dedication to the arts from the Allied Arts Board of the City of Huntington Beach.