Posted on April 19, 2022

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This week on Thursdays@Three, host Christa Wessel welcomes pianist Julia Hwakyu Lee to the Roger O. Doyle performance studio. Dr. Lee is a faculty member at both Portland State and the University of Portland. She will present a program entitled “love and death,” which includes Chopin’s Nocturne, Margaret Bonds’s Troubled Water, and Wagner/ Liebestod’s Satie Valse Je te veux.

This performance will not have a live audience, and is following strict health and safety protocols.

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Dr. Julia Hwakyu Lee, pianist, has performed solo and chamber music in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Portland, Toronto and cities in Korea including Seoul. Dr. Lee is on the faculties of the University of Portland and Portland State University. Previously, she served on faculty at Southern Utah University and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr.Lee’s many prizes and awards include the Chamber winner in Niagara International Music Competition in Canada, Gold Medal in Hankuk Ilbo Competition in Korea, Beethoven competition in Wisconsin- Madison, and fellowship recipient in Gilmore Keyboard Festival in Michigan. She has been a soloist with University of Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Portland’s Columbia Symphony, and recently with UP Community Orchestra.

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