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Homer Lee

Homer Lee joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) in 1987 and has been on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) since 1988. In addition to his teaching duties there, he also conducts the HKAPA's Junior Symphony Orchestra.


Homer has studied with many internationally renowned hornists including Cheryl Hoard (former Principal Horn, HK Phil), Roland Pandolfi (former Principal Horn, St Louis Symphony Orchestra), Alan Civil (solo artist), Dale Clevenger (former Principal Horn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), David Krehbiel (former Principal Horn, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) and Derek Taylor (former Principal Horn, BBC Symphony Orchestra).


Homer has long been active in Hong Kong's music circles, even in his teens. He joined the Hong Kong Youth Symphony Orchestra (HKYSO) in 1978 with whom he toured the UK, France and Australia in the summers of 1979 and 1980. He was Principal Horn with the HKYSO until he began studying at the HKAPA in 1983. He soon won many major prizes, such as the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship from 1983 to 1985 and the Lady MacLehose Prize to study at the Banff School of Fine Arts in 1985.


Being one of the region's most active horn players and teachers, Homer's highlight performances include with the Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields during their Hong Kong visit and participating in the Asian Friendly Concerts in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1994 and 1995, as a representative of the HK Phil. He records extensively in the studio as well as for many music appreciation programmes on the television and radio. The Macau Culture Department has invited him to give horn masterclasses, workshops, wind quintet concerts and to be an adjudicator for the Youth Music Competition as part of the Macau Youth Music Festival.