Colleen Lee won the sixth-place prize at the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2005, and is also a prize-winner and laureate of the Gina Bachauer and Santander International Piano Competitions. She has collaborated with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Real Filharmonia de Galicia, and the philharmonic orchestras of Israel, China, Warsaw, Sendai and Hong Kong. She was Artist Associate of Hong Kong Sinfonietta for the 2010/11 season and was featured in the Orchestra’s tour to Italy and South America.
Major festival appearances have included International Chopin Festivals in Duszniki and Gdansk, Germany’s Meissen Pianoforte Festival and New York’s International Keyboard Festival. Her performance of the Magic Piano and Chopin Shorts animation series at the 42nd Hong Kong Arts Festival received rave reviews.
Colleen Lee studied with the celebrated pedagogue Eleanor Wong at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and furthered her study at Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Median in Hannover with Arie Vardi. Her discography includes albums of all-Chopin and all-Scarlatti Sonatas. She was awarded the Commendation for Community Service by the Hong Kong Government in 2006 and Young Artist Award by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2008.
Currently Colleen is the Honorary Artist-in-Residence of the Hong Kong Institute of Education and a piano faculty member of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.